A&E Network to Premiere Definitive Documentary Series ‘The Impeachment of Bill Clinton’ (WT) From Award-Winning Producer Alex Gibney and Director Blair Foster

Sep 5, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Press release from A&E, Sept. 5, 2018:

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton, A&E Network will premiere the comprehensive six-part documentary series “The Impeachment of Bill Clinton” (w.t.) from Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R)-winning producer Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Emmy(R)-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.

Beginning Sunday, November 18 from 9-11pm ET/PT, 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.

“A real-life political thriller, ‘The Impeachment of Bill Clinton’ is the most in-depth and intimate account of how one of the biggest scandals in our nation’s history unfolded, forever changing the landscape of American politics,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming, A&E. “Alex, Blair and the rest of our incredible creative team masterfully take viewers through the events that divided the nation, while exploring the deeper conversations that resulted from them about sexism, harassment and public shaming that the country still wrestles with today.”

“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.”

“Blair has done magnificent work with this mini-series. She takes a story we thought we all knew and shows it to us in an entirely new light,” adds executive producer Alex Gibney. “Through the testimony of an extraordinary number of key participants, Blair illuminates the origins of today’s political chicanery and tribalism, the media madness of scandal and the way that individuals – with all their messy, contradictory and deeply human motivations – are sacrificed at the altar of power and ambition.”

Additionally, “The Impeachment of Bill Clinton” features a full range of interviews from key players and observers who were intimately involved in this long standing political drama:

Jill Abramson, Journalist – The New York Times (1997 – 2014)

Jay Apperson, Former Deputy Independent Counsel

Peter Baker, Journalist – The Washington Post (1988 – 2008)

Bob Barr, Former Congressman (R-GA)

Bob Bennett, Former Lawyer for Bill Clinton

Steve Binhak, Former Associate Independent Counsel

Bob Bittman, Former Deputy Independent Counsel

Jim Blair, Clinton Friend & Advisor

Sidney Blumenthal, Former Senior Advisor to Bill Clinton

Juanita Broaddrick, Arkansas businesswoman

David Brock, Journalist – The American Spectator (1992 – 1997)

Joseph Cammarata, Former Lawyer for Paula Jones

Susan Carpenter-McMillan, Former Spokeswoman for Paula Jones

James Carville, Former Political Strategist for Bill Clinton

Joe Conason, Co-author, The Hunting of the President

Tom Daschle, Former Senator (D-SD)

Len Downie, Executive Editor – The Washington Post (1991 – 2008)

  1. Hickman Ewing Jr., Former Deputy Independent Counsel

James Fisher, Former Lawyer for Paula Jones

Robert Fiske, Former Independent Counsel

Barney Frank, Former Congressman (D-MA)

Jeff Gerth, Journalist – The New York Times (1976 – 2005)

Lucianne Goldberg, Literary Agent

James Hamilton, Washington Attorney

Rusty Hardin, Former Associate Independent Counsel

Patricia Ireland, Former President – National Organization for Women

Michael Isikoff, Journalist – Newsweek (1994 – 2010)

Cliff Jackson, Arkansas Attorney and Classmate of Bill Clinton

William Ray Jahn, Former Associate Independent Counsel

Paula Corbin Jones, Former Plaintiff in Jones v Clinton

Joe Klein, Journalist – Newsweek (1992 – 1996)

Monica Lewinsky, Former White House Intern and Staffer

Bob Livingston, Former Congressman (R-LA)

Joe Lockhart, Former White House Press Secretary

Trent Lott, Former Senator (R-MS)

Gene Lyons, Co-author, The Hunting of the President

Ann McDaniel, Washington Bureau Chief – Newsweek (1996 – 1998)

Susan McDougal, Former Whitewater Investor

Dick Morris, Former Clinton Pollster

Lisa Myers, Correspondent – NBC News (1981-2014)

Jennifer Palmieri, Former Deputy White House Press Secretary

Todd Purdum, White House Correspondent – The New York Times (1994 -1997)

Robert Ray, Former Independent Counsel

Larry Sabato, Political Scientist

Amy Sabrin, Former Attorney for Bill Clinton

Jane Sherburne, Former White House Special Counsel

David Shuster, Former Journalist for KATV Little Rock (’94 – ’96)

Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel

Danny Traylor, Former Lawyer for Paula Jones

Bruce Udolf, Former Associate Independent Counsel

John Whitehead, Founder of Rutherford Institute

Kathleen Willey, Former White House Volunteer and Staffer

Solomon Wisenberg, Former Deputy Independent Counsel

“The Impeachment of Bill Clinton” (w.t.) is produced for A&E Network by Jigsaw Productions and Instinct Productions. Alex Gibney, Blair Foster and Stacey Offman serve as executive producers for Jigsaw Productions. Jemima Khan and Henrietta Conrad serve as executive producers for Instinct Productions. Rich Perello serves as co-executive producer and Trevor Davidoski as producer for Jigsaw. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Molly Thompson and Evan Lerner. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “The Impeachment of Bill Clinton.”

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