Saturday, April 7, 2012


Bill Clinton was a natural politico, exceedingly charismatic and having that rare ability that made people believe that he actually cared. He was also drawn to the fire, seemingly magnetized to scandal and constantly rebounding from disgraces brought on by his own demons. The "American Experience" Presidential Series profiles the life of the 42nd Commander in Cheif from his humble beginnings in Hope, Arkansas to his inevitable rise to governorship up through his tumultuous, scandalized, yet economically sound presidency. "Clinton" is an often fawning, yet well made look at the complex leader featuring a wealth of footage from throughout his political career as well as interviews from cabinet members, friends, and journalists. Bill Clinton was a complex and enigmatic figure, and this documentary nicely catches the intricacies of his life and presidency.