PBS announced that the first hour of the American Experience documentary titled “Clinton” will premiere first on the free PBS apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch beginning today (Mon. Feb. 13), one week before its broadcast on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, and Tuesday, February 21.
The hour-long advance will also be available for free download on iTunes for one week before broadcast.
Talk Business first reported the details of the Clinton PBS documentary in November.
Part 1 of the PBS documentary premieres on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, from 8-10 p.m. CST. Part 2 premieres Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 7-9 p.m. CST.
The two-part documentary will follow Clinton across his two terms as President and promises “unprecedented access” to Clinton insiders, including White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, then White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta (now Secretary of Defense), former Senator Trent Lott, Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, as well as interviews with dozens of journalists, members of the Republican opposition, childhood friends, staffers from Clinton’s years as Governor of Arkansas, and biographers.
“William Jefferson Clinton is a lightning rod in American history,” said Mark Samels, executive producer of American Experience. “It’s hard to find anyone who is neutral about the man or his presidency. The complex dynamic between his public accomplishments and his personal foibles makes him endlessly fascinating.”
“Clinton” is the 16th episode in the American Experience Presidents series. Previous programs include LBJ, Nixon, FDR, Jimmy Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush.