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George W. Bush to discuss 9/11 in National Geographic special

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, the National Geographic Channel has announced plans to air a documentary with George W. Bush, in which the former president will speak in intimate detail about the days and weeks following the nation’s deadliest terrorist attack, the network announced today.

“One of my concerns, like the concerns of other husbands and wives, was, ‘Was my spouse okay? Was Laura okay?’ And my second concern was ‘Were our girls okay?’” a release quotes him as saying during the interview.

The in-depth chat was filmed during the two days after the death of Osama bin Laden. “And President Obama called me [and] told me that Osama bin Laden had been killed. And my response was, I congratulated him and the special operators that conducted a very dangerous mission … And so I was grateful. I didn’t feel any great sense of happiness or jubilation. I felt a sense of closure. And I felt a sense of gratitude that justice had been done,” he says in the doc.

George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview airs Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. ET

Originally posted July 27 2011 — 9:00 AM EDT

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