The upcoming PBS documentary ″American Experience: Clinton″ will take a fresh look at the affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton. Many former White House staffers dish up some new insights, including Dick Morris and Marla Crider. Also interviewed are Betsey Wright and author Ken Gormley in the documentary film by Barak Goodman, scheduled to be aired the next two weeks. Yes, we turn back the clock and remember all the fun of blue dresses, Newt Gingrich, Ken Starr and Hillary Clinton. Of course, much of the documentary will be about other matters, but needless to say, the Clinton-Lewinsky affair will play a big role in the film.

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Which I suppose brings up the question why now? Is it just time to relive these events since about 14-15 years have passed? Do Clinton′s friends and staffers feel more comfortable speaking out? I′d like to think that Bill is upset that he is being upstaged yet again by John F. Kennedy. A new book out by one of JFK′s conquests Mimi Alford, has taken the wind out of Clinton′s sails as to whom was the greatest philanderer in the White House.

Of course, the documentary was filmed well before that story broke. I doubt if Newt Gingrich′s decision to run for president had anything to do, either, with the upcoming PBS film. Still, the timing of it would play well into Barack Obama′s hands with his reelection campaign. Seeing as how much of his staff are Clinton retreads, any story that reminds people of the glory days of the 1990s, when the economy was soaring and the fur was flying would be positive fro Obama.

The first of the two-part PBS documentary, ′American Experience: Clinton′ revives and updates us on the infamous Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton affair. Produced by Barak Goodman, the film includes interviews with Dick Morris, Robert Reich, Marla Crider and Betsey Wright. White House legal adviser, Ken Gormley, who later wrote a book about the battles between the West Wing, Newt Gingrich and Ken Starr, also throws his perspective in.