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'Now, suddenly, he was a war president.' Director Peter Schnall recalls the interview Bush gave on the 10th anniversary of 9/11
With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, former Us president George Bush has granted his only interview recalling the day's events to the National Geographic channel. Here, Peter Schnall, the programme's director, describes how it went . . .
"I had already made some films about Air Force One and spent time with President Bush aboard the plane. He talked to me about what it was like to be on Air Force Once on September 11, 2001, not knowing what was going to happen next.
"I flew into Dallas in early May. As I was collecting my luggage, I heard Osama bin Laden had been killed. I was concerned the interview might be cancelled. Thankfully, this didn't happen. Bush said he'd been in a restaurant when he heard the news; the secret service came up »
- Leo Hickman
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline's TCA coverage. Update, 2:30 Pm: With the landmark 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks coming up, National Geographic Channel plans a full week of programming commemorating the event from Aug. 28-Sept. 3. At the network's TCA session this afternoon, Nat Geo detailed its special week that will include turning over primetime to 9/11-themed programs nightly from 8-11 Pm. Headlining the programming is an exclusive hourlong interview with former President George W. Bush that finds Bush offering a rare glimpse into his thoughts about the events of that fateful day. The interview, conducted over a two-day period, will premiere on the channel Aug. 28 at 10 Pm, encoring on Aug. 29 and Sept. 3. Speaking to critics today about the interview -- cobbled into a narration-free hour special in which Bush's is the only face seen on camera -- executive producer and director Peter Schnall said that Bush required no ground »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The National Geographic Channel will air an interview with George W Bush to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The discussion, which was filmed over two days, will air on September 6 as part of the broadcaster's week of programming about the terrorist attacks in New York. George W Bush: The 9/11 Interview will see Bush talking about his personal experiences at the time of the attacks, ranging from the decisions he had to make as president to his concern for his family. The documentary was filmed the day after the death of Osama Bin Laden, so will also feature Bush's first reactions to the news. The show will also include archive footage and material from the George W Bush Presidential Library. "There were no politics, no agenda as he recalled what happened that day," said Peter Schnall, who conducted the interview. "What you hear is (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview premieres Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10/9c, and will anchor the network's weeklong tribute to 9/11. It features an in-depth, two-day interview with the former president by filmmaker Peter Schnall. The interview had been planned months in advance and coincidentally took place just a couple of days after Navy Seals killed bin Laden during a raid May 1 at the 9/11 mastermind's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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