Docuseries On The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair Due To Air
Audiences are getting a first look at six-part series focusing on the affair between Monica Lewinsky and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
The Clinton Affair is the latest work from Academy Award and Emmy-winning producer Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Emmy-winning director Blair Foster.
The series, which will air on the A&E network from November 19, 2018, examines one of the biggest political scandals of a generation and its lasting impact on the country.
The Clinton Affair coincides with the 20th anniversary of Clinton’s impeachment proceedings and chronicles the events leading up to the trial as well as exploring the role of media, feminism and politics in this story of sex, power, lies and ideological warfare.
In an accompanying essay for Vanity Fair, the now 45-year old Lewinsky writes that were she to meet up with Hillary Clinton today she would make a sincere apology to her. Additionally, she writes that it’s not a matter of whether she (Lewinsky) is owed or deserving of an apology from Bill Clinton but rather that he should want to apologize and that “he would bet a better man for it . . . and we, in turn, a better society.”
Clinton, asked in an NBC interview in June whether he felt he owed Lewinsky an apology, replied: “No. I have never talked to her, but I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry.”
While addressing a panel in New York later that month, Clinton told the audience:
“I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked, and I think what was lost were the two points that I made that are important to me. The suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me twenty years ago. I did. I meant it then and I meant it now.
“I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and to the American people before a panel of ministers in the White House, which was widely reported.”