The Definitive Documentary Series, "The Clinton Affair," Features Interviews from Key Players Who were Intimately Involved in This Political Drama

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13 November 2018
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The Clinton Affair
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"The Clinton Affair"
Three Night Special Event Begins
Sunday, November 18 from 9 to 11 PM ET/PT on A&E

          Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton, A&E Network will premiere this comprehensive six-part documentary series from Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning producer Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Emmy®-winning director Blair Foster.

          Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with exclusive new interviews, the series examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting influence and reverberations on our country. Exploring broader topics including media, feminism, politics and power, the documentary investigates the history leading up to the impeachment trial and chronicles the role each of these forces played in this story of sex, power, money, lies and ideological warfare. 

The Clinton Affair
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          The limited documentary event unfolds over three consecutive nights and traces the twisted, intertwined series of events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more staunchly partisan political system. The series features arresting archival footage as well as comprehensive interviews with the people closest to the events including a timely, in-depth reflection on the topic with Monica Lewinsky.
 

          “I thought I knew a lot about President Clinton's impeachment because I lived through it. However, when I began this project, I quickly realized much of what I thought I knew was incomplete, or worse, inaccurate,” comments series director Blair Foster. “My goal for this series was to do a deep dive into the facts and speak to as many people as possible who were involved. The deeper I got the clearer it became that this series is as much about the present day as it is about the 1990s. To borrow a phrase from Barbara Tuchman, this series serves as a distant mirror on our current political situation and is far more timely than I ever anticipated.”

 
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