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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.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Comeback Kid||From the political backwaters of Arkansas, Bill Clinton emerges as a political force unlike any seen||52:07||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoBlood Sport||Despite all of their education and experience, the Clintons are unprepared for politics in||52:07||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoA Real President||Shattered by the Republican victory, Clinton begins to sideline his most trusted advisors in favor||52:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Survivor||The final hour begins as Clinton sails buoyantly into his second term. Times are good, the economy||52:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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He showed that greatness is achievable but not perfection.
Clinton's greatest achievement was actually creating such a success that the world loved America and wanted to be a part of everything American, bringing prosperity and peace, his major error in judgement was Monica,
His successor created a universe where America is bankrupt and many in the world would like to see it destroyed, his major error in judgement was two failed wars and a broken United States!
When clinton lied, feelings were hurt, when Bush lied millions died.
Thanks PBS for reminding us of better leaders and ether times.
Review the video not the man
please write a review of the documentary, keep you personal feelings for Fox News Blogs. Yes he had an affair and lied about it. but its better than lying to the nation in order to invade a country resulting in the senseless deaths of American servicemen now who is the worst person.
Good president bad man.
Good president but not a good man and I can mostly live with that. Because in his case he did more for the middle class and relations abroad than his successor. I have several bones to pick about clinton but he was a good if not great president.
- SD Version
- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Feb 20, 2012
- © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English