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PBS UK to premiere “Clinton” in February

The UK arm of U.S. public broadcaster PBS has secured the rights to premiere the four-part documentary series on President's Day (February 20), the same day as its American sister channel.
January 26, 2012

The UK arm of U.S. public broadcaster PBS has secured the rights to premiere four-part documentary series Clinton on President’s Day (February 20), the same day as its American sister channel.

As realscreen revealed last year, PBS commissioned filmmaker Barak Goodman to direct the 4 x 60-minute documentary on America’s 42nd president, Bill Clinton (pictured, with wife Hillary Rodham Clinton).

PBS UK’s premiere will air at 10:15 p.m. GMT and is carried on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms. Clinton is part of PBS’ ‘American Experience strand, and promises unprecedented access to Clinton insiders.

PBS UK’s general manager Richard Kingsbury said: “Clinton really is ‘American Experience’ at its best and so is a great entry point for any British viewers who haven’t sampled PBS’s factual content yet, but might be aware that PBS coproduces some of their favourite dramas such as Downton Abbey and Sherlock.”

The documentary is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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