Three former presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama — discussed the legacy of George H.W. Bush in interviews airing on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, reflecting on his influence over their successive presidencies — and, in Bush's case, his entire life.
The backdrop: Bush's death at age 94 on Friday night rocked the American political scene, causing the country to look back on his life and presidency. George W. Bush told "60 Minutes" that his enduring mission in his presidency was to show that "the office is more important than the man. It's really one of the most important things for Americans to understand. Dad taught me this."