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Season 2 Trailer

2018-07-23

The saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment is rich with forgotten characters, surprising subplots, and opportunities to reflect on just how much America has changed over the past 20 years. Whether you’re well-versed in the tale of Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, or you’re fuzzy on the details, this season of Slow Burn will take you further into the story than you’ve ever been.

From its origins in the Whitewater real estate controversy, the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, and the suicide of Vince Foster, Clinton’s near-removal from office was the culmination of a process that remains poorly understood—and continues to reverberate through our political system today.

While Season I of Slow Burn captured what it was like to live through Watergate, Season II offers a fresh reexamination of the choices, circumstances, and manipulations that nearly destroyed the 42nd president and forever changed the life of a former White House intern.

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This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
How much do you know about the scandal that got Bill Clinton impeached, Michael away under the microscope? Bill Clinton is under siege of the White House is trying to contain the damage. Maybe you know the basins, meaning the curtains presidency came to screeching halt amid a storm accusations, moulding sex power, partisan warfare, but if you're like most people, you only have a grasp on the big outlines of what happened. I did not have sexual relations, this vast right wing conspiracy, you're, not sure how it all goes together. Realestate deal years ago, when Arkansas somehow wound of dealing with the president's sex life for why thinks broke the way they did? If it turns out to be true, it could be the end of coins presidency. S presence is over, you'll have to resign within a month or two Congress is rushing to overthrow the commander in chief. This is surreal. I'm Leon they fuck. Hosted the slate podcast slow burn last year.
We brought you the story of Watergate over eight episodes. We took you to the fall of Richard Nixon, the way it felt, the time back, when no one knew where I was going or how I'm going to end now we're getting ready to do it again. This time with the impeachment would bill Clinton, drama, denial and damage control is really an escalation of hurrying storybook sex of the White House to a child life. It is at least at the fate of the most powerful man is in the hands of a completely unknown to introduce you to people links with Jackson, classmate uplands, who made it his mission to expose the new president's. True nature, the national press and media call me is arch enemy nemesis. You also meet Lucien Goldberg, the gossipy literary aged from New York, who advised her client Linda trip. We set ourselves, The story trip secret, maintain Monica Lewinsky Banana Radio Shack and by a table and plug it in the avant Angelo.
But all the obscure scandals from Clinton's first term that set the saga, emotion, we'll call it is now being called file is crazy. Episode with travel, Gade White Water mean a foreigner going, it's just about it for facts. Now to the rumours. Over the past few months, the slow burn team has been wrestling with a bunch of hard, fascinating questions. The bare directly influence legacy, not just how we feel about him more like what determines who believe who side we taken a political fight, what does it mean to be ones power and how the events of twenty years ago play out differently. They are to take place now. You know today looks like it was always a foregone conclusion. That other way it felt at the time You know, I'm not sure I believe in God, but I do believe in karma, and I hope that some of the people who played a major role in all of this are expire, eating a little and a little vindictive as you can see.
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Transcript generated on 2020-07-22.