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A&E preps Alex Gibney’s Bill Clinton impeachment docuseries

A&E Network is marking the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton with a comprehensive six-part docuseries from Alex Gibney‘s Jigsaw Productions. Directed by Emmy-winner Blair Foster, ...
September 5, 2018

A&E Network is marking the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton with a comprehensive six-part docuseries from Alex Gibney‘s Jigsaw Productions.

Directed by Emmy-winner Blair Foster, The Impeachment of Bill Clinton (working title) will combine never-before-seen archive with exclusive new interviews to investigate the former president’s affair with former White House intern and staffer Monica Lewinsky, Clinton’s subsequent impeachment and its lasting influence on America.

The series, which will air over three consecutive nights beginning Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will also explore the broader topics of the media, feminism, politics and power dynamics.

Featured in the six-parter are interviews with key players and observers who were intimately involved in the long-standing political drama, including Monica Lewinsky; former independent counsel Ken Starr; former political strategist James Carville; former Clinton lawyer Bob Bennett; former Clinton attorney Amy Sabrin; former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart; former deputy independent counsel Bob Bittman; and former White House special counsel Jane Sherburne, among others.

The Impeachment of Bill Clinton is produced by Jigsaw Productions and Instinct Productions. Executive producers are Alex Gibney, Blair Foster and Stacey Offman (Jigsaw Productions); Jemima Khan and Henrietta Conrad (Instinct Productions); and Elaine Frontain Bryant, Molly Thompson and Evan Lerner (A&E).

Rich Perello is co-executive producer, and Trevor Davidoski is producer for Jigsaw.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to the series.

“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,” said series director Blair Foster in a statement. “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.”

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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