AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Focuses on the Controversial Clinton Years
From draft-dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In Clinton, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed series of presidential biographies, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history--and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Featuring unprecedented access to scores of Clinton insiders, including White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, and Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, as well as interviews with foreign leaders, members of the Republican opposition, childhood friends, staffers from Clinton’s years as governor of Arkansas, biographers, and journalists, Clinton explores how the man’s conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends.
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Part 1 airs on Monday, February 20 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
Part 2 aris on Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
SOLs: History / Social Science WHII.13, GOVT.1, GOVT.9, GOVT.12, GOVT.17
Program Length: 2 hours each part