BC-George HW Bush,ADVISORY
The Associated Press plans the following coverage of the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EST:
Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday:
WEDNESDAY: — 7:00 a.m. EST: Public viewing at the Capitol ends.
— 11:00 a.m. EST: State funeral at the National Cathedral.
— 12:30 PM EST: Departure from the Cathedral.
— 1:15 PM EST: Departure from Andrews AFB.
— 5:30 p.m. EST: Casket arrives at Ellington Field, Houston
— 7:45 p.m. EST: Public viewing at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
— 7 a.m. EST: Public viewing at St. Martin’s ends
— 11 a.m. EST: Private funeral at St. Martin’s
— 4:45 p.m. EST: Private burial in College Station, Texas
The following stories are planned for Wednesday:
GEORGE HW BUSH — Four former presidents, world leaders, members of congress and President Donald Trump gather at the National Cathedral to honor the late George HW Bush. His son, George W. Bush, will give the eulogy. 1000 words, photos, video. By Cal Woodward. Story moves at 11 a.m. and will be updated throughout the day.
GEORGE HW BUSH-FUNERAL VIEWERS GUIDE — How to watch Wednesday and Thursday funerals. 600 words, photos by 2 a.m.
TRUMP-PRESIDENTS CLUB — For years, the presidents club was chummy. Regardless of party or political history, former and current presidents avoided publicly criticizing each other, they maintained cordial relationships and often offer advice. That was before President Donald Trump came along. By Catherine Lucey. 900 words, photos, by 2 a.m.
The following stories are planned for Thursday:
GEORGE HW BUSH — A private funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. EST at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston with about 1,200 invited guests expected. After the funeral, Bush’s casket will be transported to College Station, home to Bush’s presidential library at Texas A&M University. The 41st president will be buried at a gated family plot near his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin at around 4:45 p.m. 1,000 words, photos, video. Story will be updated throughout the day.
The following stories moved in previous cycles:
GEORGE HW BUSH-SULLY — It’s often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the last six months, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush’s. 400 words, photos. Moved Tuesday.
GEORGE HW BUSH-RACE — George H.W. Bush, lauded as a man of decency and civility, has a complicated legacy on race. 1100 words, photos. Moved Tuesday
GEORGE HW BUSH-STATE FUNERAL — Former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. 560 words, photos. Moved Tuesday.
GEORGE HW BUSH-TRUMP-CONTRASTS — Contrasts between Bush and Trump presidencies underscore how GOP itself has changed. 1000 words, photos. Moved Tuesday.
GEORGE HW BUSH-FAMILY LEGACY — The Kennedys had their New England coastal hideaway in Hyannis Port, a Camelot-like mystique and a political godfather in Joseph P. Kennedy. For the country’s other political dynasty — the Bushes — it was a summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and the West Texas oil patch that created a mix of Yale blue-blood and backcountry cowboy, and their own patriarch in George H.W. Bush. 1,100 words, photos. Moved Monday.
GEORGE HW BUSH-HUMANITARIAN — A look at some of the better known volunteer and humanitarian work credited to Bush. 860 words, photos, video. Moved Sunday.
GEORGE HW BUSH-TEXAS — Although he was born and grew up on the East Coast, former President George H.W. Bush was the quintessential Texan. 700 words, photos, video. Moved Sunday.
Full video coverage is planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Broadcast and online edits will be expedited.
WEDNESDAY: AP live cameras at the departure from Capitol, along route to Washington National Cathedral and camera outside. At the funeral service, AP international clients will have access to a live US network pool signal via London Direct and Live Choice channels and U.S. domestic video clients will have access to a multi-camera switch webcast feed via Live Choice channel provided by the Washington National Cathedral. At St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, there will be a fixed pool, access for all clients, overlooking the repose that begins Wednesday evening.
Full photo coverage is planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Images will be expedited to the wire.
Highlights of images that have already moved: DCAB529, DCMG104, TXEG103, DCSA104, NYNYT301, DCPS103, DCPM112, DCPM118, DCPS111, DCMC11, DCIM101.
— Graphic BUSH PROCESSION shows route through Washington for Bush funeral procession Wednesday.
— Graphic BUSH PROCESSION TEXAS shows itinerary for George H.W. Bush’s return to Texas Wednesday and burial Thursday.
An interactive timeline tracking key dates in the life and career of George H.W. Bush previously moved.