Sunday Spotlight: Eric Draper

The former White House photographer discusses his new book, "Front Row Seat."
2:36 | 03/31/13

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Transcript for Sunday Spotlight: Eric Draper
In today's "sunday spotlight," eric draper witnessed history as the white house photographer for george w. Bush and his book "front row seat" captures a president at work. My job was not to be a distraction. My job was to purely document. And it was a very unique role to have that much access to the president and not to be a participant in the meetings but to be an observer. I have a chapter on family, which included lots of images of president bush with his father, whenever he and his dad were together, it was magical to me. 9/11 was just off the charts. It was a roller-coaster of emotion and I knew that I had a job to do that day to focus on capturing those moments. And I used the camera as the distraction. Well, one day at the oval office, in 2002, a box arrived and it was a gift. He opens the box and he pulls out this boxing robe and on the back it had his name, george w. Bush. So, of course, he tries it on. And he's looking around for someone to show it to. In that image, he's opening up the oval office door to see if anyone was walking around. Because he wanted to show it off. The president would visit injured troops a lot. In this visit, he just presented the soldier who was injured in afghanistan, with the purple heart, and he reached over to kiss his forehead and this really illustrates the compassion that the president had -- still has for the troops that have given the ultimate sacrifice. And in this image, the late coretta scott king and her children, and she's holding the plans at the time for the mlk memorial. Coretta scott king asked the president, can you pray with us? He said, of course. They joined hands. Those are the images that I love to capture, the surprise unscripted moments. Our thanks to eric draper. And now, we honor our fellow americans who serve and sacrifice. This week, the pentagon released the names of three soldiers killed in afghanistan. And that's all for us today. Thank you for sharing part of our sunday with us. Check out "world news" with david muir tonight and I'll see you tomorrow on "good morning

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