Bill Clinton PBS Documentary: Robert Reich, Dick Morris Dish On Monica Lewinsky Scandal
Monica Lewinsky's name will likely find its way back into the headlines when PBS runs its two-part, four-hour documentary on former president Bill Clinton Monday night.
The documentary, titled "Clinton," is part of PBS' "American Experience" series and covers the domestic and international issues that marked Clinton's two-term presidency.
But it's what Clinton's closest advisors have to say about the president's 1998 affair with Lewinksy that may be of greater interest to many.
Among those interviewed are the former president's re-election campaign manager, Dick Morris, who recalls the moment Clinton confided in him about the affair.
"When the Lewinsky scandal broke, the President paged me and I returned the call," Morris says in this video preview clip. "He said, 'Ever since I got here to the White House I've had to shut my body down, sexually I mean, but I screwed up with this girl. I didn't do what they said I did, but I may have done so much that I can't prove my innocence."
Covering up the affair would ultimately lead the House of Representatives to impeach Clinton on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, but he was acquitted by the Senate after a 21-day televised trial.
If you'd like to see more of the documentary before Monday, PBS has made part one available online.
Clarification: This post has been updated to explain the sequence of events in Clinton's House impeachment and Senate acquittal.