Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Robert Sillett, who shares the following regarding late US President George H. W. Bush:
Firstly, thank you so much for providing such a great service to the shortwave community. Thanks so much!
I am dropping you a line because of something I noticed in the following article from the Washington Post concerning our late President Bush. If you look in the photo of President Bush (then Vice-President at the time) with his grandchildren, you can see a
Sony ICF-2001(update: Sony ICF-7600D) in the bookshelf behind him. Given its position, one can assume that he used it regularly.
[…]Here’s where I found the photo:
I agree, Robert. You can tell by the radio’s position that it wasn’t staged for the photo. I understand that President Bush was an avid reader and had a desire to be well-informed about the world around him. No doubt, shortwave radio played a role in that.
Thank you for sharing.