April 23rd, 2013

CNN to Provide Coverage of the George W. Bush Library Dedication

As all of the living U.S. presidents reunite for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, CNN will provide coverage and updates from Dallas and Washington, including an interview with former President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Chief national correspondent John King will report from the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on Wednesday, April 24, and will lead the network’s special coverage of the dedication from Dallas on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 11 a.m. King’s interview with President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, in which they discussed his presidency and his legacy, will air Wednesday on Anderson Cooper 360° at 10 p.m. On Thursday morning, King will take viewers on a private tour of the library hosted by the former First Lady. King was CNN’s senior White House correspondent during the George W. Bush administration.

In addition, White House correspondent Brianna Keilar will provide special reports from Dallas across the network’s programming beginning Wednesday.

CNN en Español’s Directo USA will feature a live Dallas broadcast, hosted by anchor Juan Carlos Lopez. Gustavo Valdes will contribute to coverage.

CNN will release a CNN/ORC International poll on how history will remember George W. Bush. The library dedication will be streamed at CNN.com/live and via the CNN Mobile Apps. Additional coverage will be available on CNNPolitics.com, the CNN Politics Facebook page and @CNNPolitics.

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Jennifer Scoggins                         Washington D.C.                                    202.515.2947     jennifer.scoggins@cnn.com

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