WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
"Broadcasters across America bend the knee today, in mourning, at the news of President George H. W. Bush’s passing. It has long been said that greatness is revealed in service to others. By that standard, President Bush was truly great.
"In every chapter of his life, in war and in peace, in places high and low, George H.W. Bush could be found heroically serving others, with competence, goodness, grace and decency. As one who knew this man, I join all broadcasters in expressing gratitude for the life of this American servant, President George H. W. Bush. Godspeed 41!"
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