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HBO documentary on former President George H.W. Bush premieres on Maine coast on 88th birthday

President George H.W. Bush, right, shakes hands with former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as they arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on the president's life in Kennebunkport, Maine, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The premiere of "41" was held Tuesday on Bush's 88th birthday on the grounds of St. Ann's Church in Kennebunkport, near the Bush family's summer home.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 12, 2012 - 10:09 PM

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George H.W. Bush says it's a good thing his mother wasn't around for the premiere of an HBO documentary about his life.

Bush says his mom taught him to avoid talking about himself and the film "41" features Bush in his own words. It premiered Tuesday in Kennebunkport, Maine, near his summer home.

Bush, who turned 88 on Tuesday, has spent at least part of every summer since childhood in Kennebunkport, except when he served as a naval aviator during World War II.

The Maine coast and the Bush home play prominent roles in the film. The Portland Press Herald says Bush, sporting a turtleneck and a blue blazer, was asked what he was most proud about and responded: "The fact that my kids all still come home."

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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