Speaking of impeachment, A&E is putting together a three-part documentary with the working title “The Impeachment of Bill Clinton.” The six-hour series will run across three nights, beginning Nov. 18.
It sounds like this is going to be something much more than the quickly pasted together documentary shows that can be found all over cable. It’s from Jigsaw Productions, which is headed up by Alex Gibney, the celebrated filmmaker who won an Oscar for “Taxi to the Dark Side” and Emmys for “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” A&E is calling the miniseries, directed by Blair Foster, “the most in-depth and intimate account of how one of the biggest scandals in our nation’s history unfolded.”
Most interestingly, in light of the reconsideration of her in the #MeToo era, Monica Lewinsky agreed to appear despite her usual reluctance to talk about her involvement. According to the Hollywood Reporter, whose writers got an early look at the first installment, Lewinsky talks about the betrayal by her friend Linda Tripp, about being in love with Clinton and how they would meet with the help of Clinton’s personal secretary, Betty Currie, and about the famous blue Gap dress.
Not surprisingly, the Clintons and Tripp have not agreed to appear.