RogerAiles110926214747-200x157__130709001336Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes will make a rare appearance on CNN on June 15, when the network premieres 41ON41, a profile of President George H.W. Bush. The gimmick is that 41 people will be seen on screen, talking about Bush —  including Ailes, who was a campaign advisor. And yes, the two-hour film, weaving first-person accounts of the policy decisions and personal life experiences that shaped Bush’s life and presidency, is premiering on Father’s Day — and three days after Bush celebrates his 90th birthday. The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation funded the film, which is executive produced by Bush’s former White House speechwriter Mary Kate Cary and Rick Kaplan, formerly of CNN and ABC News. The film team also includes Nancy Stern Winters and Lisa Lax at Lookalike Productions who produced and directed the film.

In addition to former First Lady Barbara Bush, the film’s 41 storytellers include:
·         Roger Ailes -– former campaign advisor to President Bush
·         James A. Baker III -– former Secretary of State for President Bush
·         Susan Baker -– wife of James Baker, longtime family friend
·         Jean Becker -–  post-presidential chief of staff for President Bush
·         Tom Brokaw -– former anchor, NBC Nightly News
·         Billy Busch -–  fishing companion
·         George W. Bush -–  43rd President of the United States
·         Jeb Bush -– former Governor of Florida
·         Jeb Bush, Jr. -–  President Bush’s grandson
·         Marvin Bush -–  President Bush’s son
·         Neil Bush -–  President Bush’s son
·         Pierce Bush -–  President Bush’s grandson
·         Andrew Card -– former White House deputy chief of staff
·         Buddy Carter -–  White House butler
·         Dana Carvey -–  comedian
·         Bill Clinton -– 42nd President of the United States
·         Michael Dannenhauer -– former personal aide to President Bush
·         David Demarest -–  former White House communications director
·         Sgt. First Class Michael Elliott -– U.S. Army Golden Knight
·         Marlin Fitzwater -–  former White House press secretary for President Bush
·         Dr. Robert Gates -– former director of the CIA under President Bush
·         Bruce Gelb -– classmate of George Bush, Phillips Andover Academy
·         Boyden Gray -– former White House legal counsel for President Bush
·         Brit Hume -– former senior White House correspondent, ABC News
·         Sarah Jackson – alumna, Bush School of Government and Public Service
·         Doro Bush Koch -– President Bush’s daughter
·         Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”) -– Duke University men’s basketball coach
·         John Magaw -– former director, U.S. Secret Service
·         Sir John Major -– former Prime Minister, U.K.
·         David McCullough -– historian and author
·         Admiral DeWolfe Miller -– former commander U.S.S George H. W. Bush
·         Jim Nantz -– sports commentator
·         Barack Obama -– 44th President of the United States
·         Arnold Palmer -– Hall of Fame golfer
·         General Colin Powell -– former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         Gabe Pressman -– WNBC-TV correspondent
·         Dan Quayle -– 44th Vice President of the United States
·         Dr. Condoleezza Rice -– former special assistant to Bush, national security
·         Lt. General Brent Scowcroft -– former National Security Advisor for Bush
·         Alan Simpson -– former U.S. Senator from Wyoming
·         Dr. John H. Sununu -– former White House chief of staff for Bush

Other upcoming CNN Films broadcasts include Documented,  a biographical film that also explores themes of identity and unauthorized immigration through the personal journey of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas; Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, a film about the personal journey of former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck, now Kristin Beck; Dinosaur 13, about paleontologist Peter Larson’s multiyear odyssey to bring his history-making find of the Tyrannosaurus rex “Sue” to the world; Ivory Tower, which examines the financial value of a traditional college education; Whitey: The United States Of America V. James J. Bulger, about the crimes, capture, and conviction of the notorious Boston gangster; and Life Itself, a biographical profile of film critic Roger Ebert.