SOURCE: National Geographic Channel

National Geographic Channel

August 24, 2011 09:04 ET

Former President George W. Bush Marks 10th Anniversary of 9/11 With His Most In-Depth and Intimate Interview on His Experiences That Fateful Day

GEORGE W. BUSH: THE 9/11 INTERVIEW Premieres Sunday, August 28, at 10 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - As the nation prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the National Geographic Channel presents the world premiere of GEORGE W. BUSH: THE 9/11 INTERVIEW, on Sunday, August 28, 2011, at 10 PM ET/PT. The special reveals exclusive, first-person insight from the man at the epicenter of our government's decisions in the face of the deadliest terrorist attack launched on American soil.

The film will then premiere globally on National Geographic Channels worldwide in early September, reaching a total of 370 million homes in 188 countries and 37 languages.

Taped over the course of a two-day interview, former President Bush opens up with candid details on the grueling hours and pressure-packed days following the attacks. The show also opens a new window into his personal experiences, with never-before-released archival footage and exclusive materials directly from the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

The in-depth interview and private observations illuminate his personal journey through one of the most unforgettable events in modern American history. President Bush shares the personal concerns that many Americans had that day -- for his parents, his children, his wife. "One of my concerns, like the concerns of other husbands and wives, was, 'Was my spouse okay? Was Laura okay?' And my second concern was 'Were our girls okay?'"

Coincidentally, the day before NGC's interview with President Bush, President Obama announced that the United States had killed Osama bin Laden. Bush gives his real-time reaction to those fresh events on camera: "...I didn't feel any great sense of happiness or jubilation. I felt a sense of closure. And I felt a sense of gratitude that justice had been done."

In the U.S., the film premiere launches Remembering 9/11, a week of programming on NGC commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

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