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Holiday giveaway: '41' documentary tells the story of George H.W. Bush


Today we have '41,' the newly released HBO documentary on the life and times of George Herbert Walker Bush.

'41,' produced, written and directed by Jeffrey Roth, allows Bush to tell his story in his own words. You'll get an intimate glimpse into the life of our 41st president as he reflects on the highs and lows of his time.

Bush shares anecdotes from his childhood, his family, his service in World War II and from his political career.

To enter the random drawing, send me an email by midnight tonight and include your mailing address. I'll notify the winner on Monday and get the dvd out right away.

Giveaway: Two George Bush books (both W. and H.W.)

HBO debuts "41" tonight, a documentary on the life and times of George H.W. Bush (Adrienne has a review). 

So it seems like as good a time as any to give away some Bush books!

For you: a really nice coffee table book featuring George H.W. and George W.: "The Bush Legacy: Their Story in Photographs," which was created by NYT author/editor David Elliot Cohen and has a foreward by Condoleezza Rice. It's going to cost us a fortune to mail to you, so please appreciate it.

We'll toss in a paperback copy of George W.'s memoir "Decision Points."

Send me an email by midnight Friday if you want to be in the drawing.

"41" is too nice for its own good

George H.W. Bush is a nice guy.

That fact comes across clearly in "41" (9 tonight HBO), a documentary that features the former president at 87 (his 88th birthday was two days ago) talking about his life and career.

Unfortunately 'nice' doesn't make for a compelling hour and 40 minutes of TV.

Directed by Jeffrey Roth, the film is decidedly and purposely non-political; it features Bush sitting before the camera talking, interspersed with family and file footage and photos illustrating the moments in his personal history.

What to Watch on Monday: Salute to Bush 41, return of 'Jackie' and 'Tara'

All Together Now: A Celebration of Service (8pm, NBC) - American public service and volunteerism are saluted in a gala spotlighting the service of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush. Fellow former presidents Bill Clinton (who serves as co-chair of the event), George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter are all in attendance. President Barack Obama narrates a short film about the value of service. Performances by Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green, Reba McEntire, Sam Moore, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood.

Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC) - Week two of performances. Like I need to remind you.

The Event (9pm, NBC) - Martinez and Sterling have the Sleepers surrounded, but a national disaster triggered by Sophia forces them to the negotiating table.

Being Human - US (9pm, Syfy) - Danny finds an exorcist to remove Sally from the house and Nora drops a bombshell on Josh. Also, Bishop warns Marcus and Aiden that there is a traitor among them.

Castle (10pm, ABC) - Castle and Beckett investigate when a juror for a socialite's murder trial is poisoned and dies in court.

Nurse Jackie (10pm, Showtime) - In tonight's Season 3 premiere, Jackie works to set things right with Kevin and Dr. O'Hara following last season's intervention. Also, Dr. Akalitus learns that nearby hospitals are closing, which will stretch the resources of All Saints. Here's our take on where Season 3 seems to be heading.

The United States of Tara (10:30pm, Showtime) - In the Season 3 premiere, Tara decides to go back to college, but Max thinks it's a bad idea and worries that the stress will conjure up one of her alters.

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