Dick Cheney recalls time 'thoughtful' George H.W. Bush had a chat with his young granddaughter
Cheney said on one such occasion in 2004, his and then-President George W. Bush's families had gathered to watch election results. He noticed the elder Bush was not just talking with the adults in the room, but also the younger set.
"I remember, 2004 election night, we're upstairs in the residence at the White House," Cheney told NBC's "Today." "We [Lynne and Dick Cheney] had our granddaughter there … about seven years old at the time and the president walked over to her and said, ‘You're the youngest person here, I'm the oldest, let's chat.’"
"He sat down and spent a long time talking with the youngest person in the room at that time. She's never forgotten about it," Cheney said. "There was no gesture that was too small or insignificant in terms of what he was willing to do to make people feel comfortable, to help when he could help. He just was one of the most thoughtful people I ever knew.”
Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid dazzle as the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs while the 'greatest Angel of all time' Adriana Lima tears up during her FINAL walk down the runway
The 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was once again an event to remember, with Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima walking in the show for the 18th and final time.
The woman dubbed 'the greatest Angel of all time' was joined by the next generation of fashion stars for the show, with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid also taking to the catwalk in New York City on Sunday, for the televised performance of the show, which took place November 8.
Complementing the stars on stage were a host of high-profile musical acts including Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Rita Ora and The Chainsmokers.
Three beauties: [L-R] Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid took to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show catwalk in New York City on Sunday, for the televised performance of the show, which took place November 8
Adriana Lima became emotional during a farewell tribute in which she was dubbed 'the greatest Angel of all time'.
The 37-year-old walked in her first VS Show in 2000, when she was just 19-years-old and has been associated with the lingerie brand for 20 years.
The mother-of-two showed off her sensational legs in panties and feather-adorned high heels which added inches to the statuesque beauty's 5ft10in frame.
On her upper half, the Brazilian stunner was clad in decorative silver lacework and wore hundreds of peacock feathers on her back.
Lima became emotional during her penultimate walk down the VS catwalk, which was set to a slowed-down cover of Fatboy Slim's Praise You.
At one point the tearful model bowed her head and clasped her hands together as she wept.
The Chainsmokers performed next with American country pop singer Kelsea Ballerini, who provided the vocals for their collaborative song called This Feeling.
Rita Ora sang her single, Let You Love Me, and even escorted Behati Prinsloo down part of the the runway while the model's supportive husband Adam Levine cheered her on from the crowd.
Halsey was the next star to take to the stage as she performed her single Without Me. She also gave a shoutout to her BFF Bella Hadid, who joined sister Gigi at this year's show.
In a later performance, Bebe Rexha was dazzling in magenta as she sang for the PINK segment of the show.
Jasmine Tookes opened the Floral Fantasy portion of the show, while Shawn Mendes sang his hit, Lost in Japan, wearing a suit and toting a guitar on his back.
Rita Ora sang her single, Let You Love Me during a segment with water-themed visuals, including rain pouring from the ceiling.
Swedish model Elsa Hosk, 30, was chosen to wear the coveted Fantasy Bra for the evening.
This year's Atelier Swarovski-designed Dream Angels Fantasy Bra was made with over 2,100 Swarovski lab-created synthetic diamonds, as well as 'responsibly sourced' topaz and sterling silver.
There are more than 71 carats, including a particularly large gem at the center. All in all, it took over 930 hours to make.
According to the brand, the bra is worth a heart-stopping $1 million, though Grant Mobley, a diamond expert and gemologist, estimates the bra is only worth $56,800.
He noted to the New York Post that the based on the weight of the diamonds in the bra, it's easy to guess how much they cost — and while mined diamonds might tally up to that price, lab-grown diamonds are worth less.
'Only natural diamonds from the earth would put the value of the bra into the millions of dollars, as in past shows,' he said.
For the show's final act, English rock band The Struts performed as Kendall Jenner took to the catwalk.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star looked every inch the supermodel as she strutted in lace panties and bra, while her famous mom Kris Jenner waved proudly from the front row.
The event's closer was, of course, Adriana Lima, who drew the curtain on the 2018 iteration of the fashion spectacular with moon and stars additions to her lace teddy.
Garth Brooks put the “big” (and “country”) in “big country” on CBS Sunday, with his “Live at Notre Dame” special, bringing in 8.9 million total viewers. That was primetime’s most eyeballs for anything but NFL football.
NBC was first in ratings with a 4.0 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers come courtesy of “Football Night in America” and a tight Los Angeles Chargers-Pittsburgh Steelers “Sunday Night Football” game.
Fox was second in ratings with a 2.0/7 and third in viewers with 6 million. Following an NFL overrun, postgame show “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. posted a 2.6/10 and 8.6 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.6/6 and 4.4 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 had a 1.2/5 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” got a 1.2/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Rel” received a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 8.3 million. A football overrun combining with “60 Minutes” from 7-8 averaged a 1.3/5 and 10.5 million viewers. From 8-9, the conclusion of “60 Minutes” and the start of the Garth special pieced together a 1.3/5 and 9.3 million viewers. At 9, the Brooks’ concert landed a 1.2/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 10, the end to the Notre Dame show ran into a rerun, averaging a 0.6/3 and 4.9 million viewers for the final hour of primetime.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.6/2 and 3.8 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.5 million viewers. The “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.9/4 and 3.3 million viewers.