Inside The Bush Center

Inside The Bush Center
6:57 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

On Bush Center's Dedication Day, No Aisle Divided Former Presidents

An emotional George W. Bush hears affirmation from living former presidents with his wife Laura at his side.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

It was a unique moment in history today as our five living presidents came together at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They were there for the dedication of George W. Bush’s Presidential Center. The ceremony marked by mutual respect and a couple of presidential one-liners.

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Texas News
5:40 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Protesters Provide A Different Take On Bush Center Festivities

Protesters call it the March of the Dead, a slow march displaying names of Americans and Iraqis killed in the war.
BJ Austin KERA News

On the sidewalk across Central Expressway from the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication, some 200 protesters rallied.

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Inside The Bush Center
7:59 am
Thu April 25, 2013

WATCH: Archived Video Of The Bush Center Dedication

The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which opens Thursday, earned LEED "Platinum" status for its eco-sensitive design. Among its green features is a 15-acre park.
Dane Walters KERA News

The live stream of the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication has ended. We'll post archival video as soon as it is available.

Inside The Bush Center
7:47 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

LISTEN: Inside The Bush Center, A KERA News Radio Special

Former Undersecretary of State and Bush adviser Karen Hughes with KERA's Shelley Kofler
Courtney Collins KERA News

“Inside the Bush Center” is a half-hour preview of Thursday's George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication. Hosted by Shelley Kofler, guests include Bush Library and Museum Director Alan Lowe and former Undersecretary of State and Bush adviser Karen Hughes. 

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Politics
5:28 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Bush Vs. Clinton In Dallas: Prelude To Library Dedication (And 2016?)

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses the Dallas World Affairs Council on Wednesday.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Two of the biggest names in the 2016 presidential derby are in Dallas today: Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of the ex-president, talked with the Dallas World Affairs Council. And Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and first lady, will speak to a closed meeting of housing executives tonight.

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Politics
12:31 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

How About You Be The Decider

A portion of an exhibit is shown in the museum area at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas on April 16. The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes the library, museum and policy institute, will be dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Benny Snyder AP

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 4:37 pm

You think you're so smart. You think it's easy being the president of the United States. OK, pal — here's your chance.

One of the attractions of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas — scheduled to be dedicated on Thursday — is Decision Points Theater, an interactive experience. The venue allows visitors to participate in a simplified simulation of the presidential decision-making process.

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Inside The Bush Center
10:18 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Bush Center Uses Technology To Draw You In

A high-definition video wall encircles the inside of Freedom Hall at The George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum
Lauren Silverman

Almost three years after groundbreaking, and a few hundred million dollars later, the George W. Bush Presidential Center is finally complete. It’s full of artifacts – such as gifts from foreign leaders, Bush’s cowboy boots and baseball collection -- but the main attractions are interactive and high-tech.

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Inside The Bush Center
1:32 am
Wed April 24, 2013

The Clinton Library Changed Little Rock; Will The Bush Center Do The Same For Dallas?

The replica of the oval office is the most popular exhibit at Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

This is an installment in the KERA News series "Inside the Bush Center."

After Thursday, Southern Methodist University will never be the same.  That’s because George W. Bush will dedicate his presidential library and museum built at the edge of the campus. To get an idea of how the Bush Center may affect North Texas in years to come, we visited Little Rock, Ark., where President Bill Clinton’s library opened nine years ago.

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Texas News
5:57 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Traffic Tie Ups Expected With Bush Presidential Center Dedication

The Jefferson Street viaduct connecting North Oak Cliff to downtown will close ahead of the Bush Center dedication. President Obama will arrive in Dallas Wednesday for an evening fundraiser and attend the dedication Thursday with his four predecessors.
BJ Austin KERA News

Security for Thursday's George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremonies at SMU, and appearances by the five living presidents, will see street closures around campus, in downtown Dallas, and North Oak Cliff. 

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Inside The Bush Center
6:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Think Your Inbox Is Jammed? Bush Library Sorts Through 200 Million Emails

One of the digital photographs of President George W. Bush from the White House Photo Archive. In it, Bush waves as he boards Marine One en route to Minnesota, June 19, 2003.
Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

This is the third installment in the KERA News series "Inside the Bush Center."

The new George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas has thousands of artifacts on display. But it also has the largest collection of electronic records of any presidential library. That means hours and hours of video, 4 million photographs and 200 million emails. 

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