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Life Portraits: Bill Clinton

Hope, Arkansas
Sunday, January 26, 2014

In this program from our 1999 "American Presidents: Life Portraits" series we focused on Bill Clinton's life and career. Historians discussed Clinton's childhood and early adulthood, his terms as governor of Arkansas, his presidential campaign and the scandals during his presidency. The program, which includes archival audio and video recordings, was recorded at the president's birthplace home in Hope, Arkansas. 

Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:36pm (ET)

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