George Bush is no fan of the Jerry Springer show.

The former president, speaking on Sunday before a volunteer group inspired by his "thousand points of light speech," bemoaned a new report that concluded Americans would rather watch TV than pitch in to cure social ills."Now I know Jerry Springer has wonderfully educational programs, but what a horrible waste," Bush told more than 1,000 members of the National Points of Light Foundation in New Orleans.

Bush said he disagreed with a new report that concludes we are a nation of spectators. "That does not square with my view of our country, nor yours. I believe we are a nation of doers," he said.