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Clinton Years, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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"The Clinton Years" looks behind the headlines, beginning with the president's first steps on the campaign trail. Almost immediately rocked by scandal, Clinton refused to give up his fight for the highest office in the land. His ability to connect with voters, coupled with his resiliency, earned him the nickname The Comeback Kid. It was a title he would earn several times over in the course of the next eight years. Introduced by "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel and narrated by "Nightline" correspondent Chris Bury, the FRONTLINE documentary reports the inside story behind the major news and political events that have defined Clinton's presidency and will ultimately shape his legacy. "This unique and valuable broadcast experiment with 'Nightline' allows PBS viewers to relive the key moments of the Clinton presidency as seen through the eyes of his closest advisors," says Michael Sullivan, executive producer for FRONTLINE. "ABC's terrific access and its coverage of the Clinton administration over the last eight years provides FRONTLINE a rare opportunity to capture and analyze the experiences of the aides and advisors who invested their hopes_and their careers_in Bill Clinton."



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Clinton Years, The,” 01/12/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_74F066D764984D54AC2343F65D5BD57A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Clinton Years, The.” 01/12/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_74F066D764984D54AC2343F65D5BD57A>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Clinton Years, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_74F066D764984D54AC2343F65D5BD57A
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