Political junkies will soon be able to revisit former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in a documentary premiering this month on Fox News Channel.
A seven-part series called “Scandalous” will kick off at 8 p.m. EST next Monday in what the network hopes to be a franchise, with the Clinton matter first up on the schedule. Each hour-long segment will be narrated by actor Bruce McGill. Other scandals will be examined in future episodes.
“Beginning with the failed 1980s Whitewater land deal in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas, and ending with the final determination made by prosecutor Robert Ray on the president’s last day in office, the series will revisit the daily twists and turns of the investigation exactly 20 years after Monica Lewinsky was revealed and first captivated the world,” the network said in a statement, the entertainment website THR reported Tuesday.
The news comes roughly four months after television producer and filmmaker R.J. Cutler announced plans to adapt Peter Baker’s New York Times bestseller “The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton.”
Mr. Cutler’s six-part take on Mr. Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998 will air on History upon its completion.
“Featuring an array of well-known modern political figures, ‘The Breach’ will bring audiences behind the scenes of an event that changed Washington forever — the first impeachment of an elected president in American history,” Mr. Lehrer told THR in September.
Lawmakers charged the 42nd commander in chief with perjury and obstruction of justice as a result of lies told during a sexual-harassment suit levied against him by Paula Jones.
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