Posted by Wordsmith on 7 November, 2010 at 11:11 pm. 30 comments already!


No, not Keith Olbermann…

George W Bush in his first TV interview since leaving the White House Photo: NBC

Miss him yet? This week, President Obama’s predecessor sheds his low profile image.

In advance of the post-mid-term election release of his new memoir, Decision Points (available in bookstores on Tuesday) former president George Bush will be back in the media spotlight…as well as in its crosshairs.

Already, book reviews, media pundits, long-time critics, and latenight talk show hosts are chomping at the bit.

Matt Lauer’s interview with #43 kicks things off Monday night on NBC (I believe he also scored a live interview for Wednesday morning). On Tuesday, the guarantor of million-dollar book sales, Oprah Winfrey, will televise her taped interview with “the Decider”.

All that’s left to secure his book sales would be an appearance with Joy Behar on The View, latenight with David Letterman, and some chuckles with good ol’ Jon Stewart.

He is slated to also appear on Leno, CNN with Candy Crowley, and talk radio interviews:

Each Bush interviewer gets a special bite of the apple this week and next. Ms. Winfrey, whose taped interview will be shown Tuesday, visited Mr. Bush’s parents in Kennebunkport, Me. Mr. Limbaugh will have the first live interview with Mr. Bush around noon on Tuesday. Sean Hannity will interview Mr. Bush on the radio Tuesday afternoon and on television Tuesday night.

Of the other Fox hosts, Bill O’Reilly’s turn is Thursday and Greta Van Susteren’s is Friday. Ms. Van Susteren is the only interviewer to visit Mr. Bush’s archives at Southern Methodist University.

Later on, there will be interviews on “CBS Sunday Morning,” with his wife Laura; on CNN in prime time, with his brother Jeb; on “Fox & Friends”; and, on Nov. 18, on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

Prepare for Bush week.

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