Fox News to Premiere 'Scandalous,' First Installment to Look at Bill Clinton's Impeachment

It's time to remember Bill Clinton — and not in a good way.

This coming Sunday, Fox News will debut "Scandalous," an hour-long look behind the scenes into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s.

“Beginning with the failed 1980s Whitewater land deal in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas, and ending with the final determination made by prosecutor Robert Ray on the president’s last day in office, the series will revisit the daily twists and turns of the investigation exactly 20 years after Monica Lewinsky was revealed and first captivated the world,” the network said in a statement.

And the timing couldn't be better. Exactly 20 years today, internet muckraker Matt Drudge posted the first story on the sex scandal, reporting that Newsweek had decided to kill a well-sourced article by reporter Michael Isikoff. The story would explode across the mainstream media three days later and culminate in Clinton's impeachment.

The Clinton installment will be the first in a seven-part series.

"Narrated by acclaimed actor Bruce McGill, the first episode on January 21 will examine the investigations of then-President Clinton by the Office of the Independent Counsel," Fox News Insider reported. "The powerful story will unfold each Sunday night at 8pm ET, featuring archival footage and records and never-before seen photos from the investigation."

Filmed in cinematic style, viewers will hear from more than 45 people who were involved on both sides of the investigation and subsequent impeachment trial, revisiting the daily twists and turns two decades after Monica Lewinsky first captivated the world.

The series begins with the failed 1980's Whitewater land deal in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and ends with the final determination made by prosecutor Robert Ray on the president’s last day in office.

Among those participating in the series are former Independent Counsels Kenneth Starr, Robert Fiske Jr. and Robert Ray, along with former members of the Office of Independent Counsel Bob Bittman, Sol Wisenberg, Julie Myers Wood and Stephen Bates. Additional appearances are made by former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded her conversations with Monica Lewinsky, and Susan McDougal, who served prison time for contempt and fraud related to the Whitewater controversy.

The new show follows word that filmmaker R.J. Cutler will adapt Peter Baker’s New York Times bestseller "The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton." Cutler's six-part series on Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998 will air on History Channel upon its completion.


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