"Mostly What God Does": A Conversation with Author Savannah Guthrie


February 15, 2024

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Engage at the Bush Center, presented by NexPoint

Award-winning TODAY show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie takes the Bush Center stage to discuss her new book, “Mostly What God Does”.  Guthrie, who has been with NBC News since 2007 – including a stint as White House correspondent during the Bush Presidency – describes the book as “certainly the most personal and vulnerable thing I’ve ever done.”  

In this collection of essays, Guthrie shares why she believes that in these uncertain times, believing in the power of divine love makes the most sense. Our audience will hear personal stories from her own joys and sorrows as a daughter, mother, wife, friend, and professional journalist. Charlotte Jones will moderate what is sure to be an inspiring and entertaining conversation.

Schedule of Events

5:00 p.m. Check in opens
6:20 p.m. Check in closes*
6:30 p.m. Program begins
7:30 p.m. Program concludes

Note: The George W. Bush Presidential Museum permanent exhibit in The Boeing Company Exhibition Gallery and special exhibit in The Bradford M. Freeman Exhibition Gallery will be open.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Book pick up in the Bush Museum Ceremonial Courtyard
8:30 p.m. Exhibits and Museum Store close

* Note: In consideration of our speakers and guests in attendance, doors will promptly close at 6:20 p.m. Please plan accordingly to avoid any delays for your arrival.

Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, NBC News’ chief legal correspondent and a primary anchor for the network’s election coverage. She was named cohost of TODAY in 2012. Savannah is a graduate of Georgetown Law, and a New York Times bestselling author for her book “Princesses Wear Pants” and the sequel “Princesses Save the World”. She is the executive producer of the Netflix show “Princess Power,” based on the book series. Savannah is married to communications consultant Mike Feldman and the couple has a daughter, Vale, and a son, Charley.

Frequently Asked Event Questions

Please fill out the Q&A form linked here to submit a question to for Savannah.

Plan Your Arrival

We have very limited parking on campus. Please note the parking options below.

Ride Share

Using a ride-share service is highly encouraged. Drivers may drop off and pick up at the designated location on the map below. Please note the physical address of the Bush Institute is 6100 Bush Avenue, on the west side of the complex. The main Bush Museum entrance on SMU Boulevard will not be open.

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SMU Parking

Limited additional campus parking for Bush Center events is available across North Central Expressway (75) as referenced below. A shuttle service will be provided from this location to the Bush Center. These lots are free of charge and do NOT require a SMU credential.

  • Lots W3 (Closest physical address 5551 SMU Blvd.)
  • Lots W4 and W6 (Closest physical address 5518 Dyer St.)

Shuttle Service

Shuttles will run before and after the event from SMU Parking Lots W3, W4, and W6 and follow the schedule below. Look for signage directing you to the shuttle pickup location as notated on the parking map.

5:00 p.m. Shuttle service to the Bush Center begins
6:00 p.m. Last shuttle to the Bush Center departs
7:30 p.m. Shuttle service to SMU lots resumes
8:45 p.m. Shuttle service to SMU lots concludes

Bush Center Parking

Limited event parking will be available in the Bush Center visitor lot located directly across the street from the George W. Bush Presidential Museum entrance (please reference the map below). Parking in these lots is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When using the crosswalk between the parking lot and the Bush Center, please make sure to illuminate the lights to let drivers know you are crossing.