Mark Samels, executive producer of PBS’s acclaimed AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman (My Lai) will join Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post reporter David Maraniss and Michael Isikoff, national investigative correspondent for NBC News for a 30-minute sneak preview of the upcoming AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presentation, CLINTON, a new four-hour, 2-part in-depth look at the Clinton presidency airing nationally on PBS on February 20-21.
The film segment will be shown at 7 p.m. with a one-hour panel discussion featuring Samels, Goodman, Maraniss and Isikoff at 7:30 p.m.
The event will be moderated by Houston Chronicle Bureau Chief and past NPC President Rick Dunham.
From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In Clinton, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful collection of presidential biographies, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a turbulent childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters ever to stride across the public stage.
It recounts a career full of accomplishment and rife with scandal, a marriage that would make history and create controversy, and a presidency that would define the crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11. It follows Clinton across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and struggled, with uneven success, to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clinton's conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends.
Please reserve your ticket today! The event is free to members of the National Press Club and $5 for all guests of members or non-members who wish to attend.
Added by Megan Cotten on January 9, 2012