CNN Films has picked up George H. W. Bush documentary 41ON41, a two-hour profile of the 41st U.S. president (pictured) featuring interviews with 41 public figures, set to premiere on June 15.
The Lookalike Productions-made doc includes first-person accounts that explore the policy decisions and personal life experiences that shaped the president’s life and terms in office. The film features interviews with Barbara Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, Arnold Palmer and Tom Brokaw, among others.
President Bush served in office from 1989 to 1993.
41ON41 is exec produced by the president’s former White House speech writer, Mary Kate Cary, and Rick Kaplan, previously of CNN and ABC News. The team from Lookalike includes Nancy Stern Winters and Lisa Lax, who produced and directed the film.
“CNN is extremely pleased to present the first television broadcast of 41ON41, which offers extraordinary insights to the man behind the powerful office, and his consequential presidency,” said Amy Entelis, senior VP of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, in a statement.
“Viewers will learn the back-story to key historic moments in our history, and will be surprised by insights from family and friends who reveal sides of their husband, grandfather, father and friend that only people within the inner Bush family circle ever knew.”
Fred McClure, CEO for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, which funded the film, added: “The goal of this film is for the world to see President Bush through the stories of his life – one of the most significant in our modern history. It is more than a recounting of history; it is an engaging and uplifting profile of one of our greatest citizens that no American will want to miss.”
The doc will premiere on June 15 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, with an encore presentation at 11 p.m.