Four Former U.S. Presidents to Gather for NBC Special Honoring First President Bush

Ex-presidents will join together for the first time since inauguration

Last Updated: March 3, 2011 @ 2:17 PM

The four living former U.S. presidents will gather for the first time since President Obama's nomination to honor former President George H. W. Bush for his public service in a special airing March 28 on NBC.

The event, sponsored by Points of Light Institute, will spotlight Bush’s service and the importance of volunteering. Both Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush, will join former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as musicians and entertainers, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The event will be recorded March 21, a week before the broadcast.

Clinton, who has worked with the elder Bush on several charitable endeavors, including raising money for Hurricane Katrina survivors, will serve as the event’s honorary co-chair. President Obama will be in South America at the time of the event but will narrate a short film on the history and value of service in the country.