Transcript for Travel Companions Presidents Obama and George W.
Alexmarquardt, abc news, cairo. We head to africa, an arresting sight, president obama standing shoulder to shoulder there with his predecessor, george w. Bush. Jonathan karl was with them. Reporter: Reporter: Rare on common ground. President obama and president bush, together today in tanzania to lay a wreath at the monument for the victims of the 1998 bombing of the u.S. Embassy in dar es salaam. And at the same time, two first ladies on stage together, in a discussion on empowering women in africa moderated by abc's cokie roberts urging african first ladies to focus on the big issues and not the trivial. People stopped looking at the bangs and start looking at what we're standing in front of. We hope. They do. That's the power of our roles. Reporter: The bushes talked to us in an exclusive network view. What did you talk about when the cameras weren't rolling. What a pain the press is. On africa bush and the president see eye to eye. The president has been criticized that he nekd africa. Is that a bad rap? The state department under his leadership has been helpful in our efforts to deal with cervical cancer. The president himself got into the groove, another thing the two presidents had in common. What is it about this continent that makes presidents dance? In this case I was joyful. Some dance there. And this just in tonight.
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