Bill Clinton Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS

PBS’s “American Experience” will be airing a biopic on former President William Jefferson Clinton. It is four hours long. Part 1 airs tonight at 9pm ET, and part 2 tomorrow night (February 20-21). You can watch the trailer below, and here’s the description from PBS’s website:

The biography of a 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. 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. Clinton had a career full of accomplishment and rife with scandal, a marriage that would make history and create controversy, and a presidency that would define the crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9-11.

The latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, Clinton follows the president across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and as he struggled with uneven success to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clinton’s conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends.

4 Responses to Bill Clinton Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS

  1. yankeegospelgirl February 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Well, I would catch it, but I just remembered a very important root canal appointment that I’d really hate to miss, sooooo…

  2. Chris Donato February 21, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    I’m not ashamed to admit it—the guy has a place in my heart. I spent my first two votes on him (turned 18 in the summer of ’92), and debated for him in ’96 at mucho-conservative John Brown University.

    Anyway. Nostalgic more than anything else.

  3. Dan Phillips February 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Denny, in your continued interest in this… THIS!

    • yankeegospelgirl February 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      Ha! I’m a little freaked out myself… :)

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