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A&E examines Clinton impeachment

Bill Clinton was US president from 1993 to 2001

A&E Network in the US is preparing a documentary series about the impeachment of former US president Bill Clinton from noted producer Alex Gibney.

The Impeachment of Bill Clinton (working title) will blend archival footage with interviews with key figures involved in the impeachment and the events leading up to it.

Interviewees include former White House intern and staffer Monica Lewinsky, whose affair with Clinton sparked the scandal that led to his impeachment, plus ex-independent counsel Ken Starr and Clinton’s former political strategist, James Carville.

The series, which marks the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings, will explore the political scandal and its legacy in the US. It will investigate the history leading up to the trial, telling a story of sex, power, money, lies and ideological warfare.

The series is produced by Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, with Gibney (Going Clear), director Blair Foster and Stacey Offman exec producing for Jigsaw. Jemima Khan and Henrietta Conrad serve as executive producers for Instinct Productions. The exec producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Molly Thompson and Evan Lerner.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to the show, which will air on A&E over three consecutive nights starting with a two-hour premiere at 21.00 (ET/PT) on Sunday November 18.

The docuseries comes after a planned History channel drama based on the case was scrapped by A+E Networks in April.

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