The George and Barbara Bush Foundation is proud to announce All the Best, a brand new weekly podcast hosted by grandson, Sam LeBlond. All the Best features interviews with George H. W. and Barbara Bush’s family, friends, former colleagues and fellow Points of Light with a special emphasis on service to others.
Supporting Our Service Members
Author, veterans advocate, and Bush family friend Dava Guerin joins this week’s "All the Best" for a powerful conversation about supporting our service members and the family tragedy that led Dava to help raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health. A deeply personal conversation that is all the more relevant due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
“The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney: CAVU”
In this episode of "All the Best," host Sam Leblond talks with Brian Mulroney, the 18th Prime Minister of Canada — and one of President and Mrs. Bush’s closest political confidants and personal friends. Listen as the two discuss Prime Minister Mulroney's incredibly productive political alliance with President George H. W. Bush, their personal friendship that extended well past their politically active days, the deeply personal meaning behind the aeronautical term "CAVU," and why Barbara Bush set the "gold standard" for political spouses. You won’t want to miss this very special episode that helps mark the second anniversary of President Bush’s passing. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
Surviving to Give Back
Peter Teeley, Former Press Secretary to Vice President George H. W. Bush and Ambassador to Canada, joins "All the Best." In this episode, listen as host Sam LeBlond and Pete discuss his longtime career in media and politics, how a tremendous health struggle with cancer inspired Teeley to write "The Complete Cancer Survival Guide," which has turned his attention away from politics and more towards giving back. Pete also shares his hopes for the future of the country as we continue to stay resilient through the current pandemic. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
In Honor of Our Service Members
In honor of Veterans Day, Dr. J. D. Crouch II, CEO & President of the United Services Organization (USO), joins "All the Best." The USO has been supporting U.S. service members and their families since 1941 and has a special place in the heart and history of the Bush family by way of Sam LeBlond's Great Grandfather Prescott S. Bush. Listen as Dr. Crouch talks with Sam LeBlond about the history of the USO, ways in which veterans and their families are supported, and the growth of the organization over the decades. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
Over A Thousand Points of Light
In this episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond sits down with former George H. W. Bush Senior White House assistant Gregg Petersmeyer. Listen to the two discuss Petersmeyer's career journey of being one of the youngest White House staffers to the creation of The White House Office of National Service (of which he was the Director) and continuing the “Points of Light '' movement. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
Looking Forward (Cont’d): Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on vaccines, Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), returns to "All the Best" to discuss in greater detail the path ahead in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic — and the reality of what it will take to develop and distribute an effective vaccination program. Listen as Dr. Hatchett and host Sam LeBlond discuss the global strategies that are required to turn the tide against the coronavirus, the long-range social effects of the current pandemic, and when life might start to return to normal. Plus, Dr. Hatchett shares his special insights into the scientific preparations he helped lead during the George W. Bush administration in case of a potential viral outbreak, which could benefit the United States and the world going forward. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
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