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LISTEN: Inside The Bush Center, A KERA News Radio Special

Courtney Collins

“Inside the Bush Center” is a half-hour preview of Thursday's George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication. Hosted by Shelley Kofler, guests include Bush Library and Museum Director Alan Lowe and former Undersecretary of State and Bush adviser Karen Hughes. 

Here’s a preview of what Hughes had to say about how the library handles controversy.

Kofler: How will the center deal with those moments that were contentious?

Hughes: Very straight on. There’s actually a clip of President Bush in the museum saying 'we were wrong, our intelligence was wrong' about the weapons of mass destruction. Not only our intelligence, but intelligence services all over the world and he takes that very head on and there’s a clip in there. People maybe surprised to find Condi Rice ... talking about Guantanamo, talking about enhanced interrogation. And so again, his instruction is to put out the facts, put out the good and the bad.

Click here for a complete look at our Bush Center coverage. It includes a dive into the library’s vast electronic archive system, the center’s eco-sensitive building specs and a story that chronicles what the Clinton Center did for Little Rock and how that could impact the SMU community and beyond.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.