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Monica Lewinsky, Newt Gingrich now among America’s historic ‘unexpected newsmakers’

- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hillary Clinton may have "moved on" past the Monica Lewinsky matter that addled her husband's second term in office, according to a new People magazine interview. Americans, however, will be reminded all over again about former President Bill Clinton's dalliance with the former White House intern by - oddly enough - the National Geographic Channel.

The network has reframed Miss Lewinsky's experiences as among "captivating stories of unexpected newsmakers in the '90s." Heave a sigh or run for the hills, but here comes a whole new miniseries devoted to firsthand interviews with 120 people swept up in one thing or another, most accompanied by much caterwaul from both the press and the public.

"History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone," the channel advises about the series, which begins July 6. Miss Lewinsky herself is described as "a White House intern whose relationship with Bill Clinton led to her becoming a legal target in an investigation and a media target like the world had never seen before."

It will be her first TV interview in 11 years.

It is a varied group appearing in the series, titled "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?" Others who will share the spotlight: Newt Gingrich, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Colin L. Powell, Courtney Love, Tony Blair, Vanilla Ice and Roseanne Barr. Among those who will comment on-camera: Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson, CNN analyst Peter Bergen and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

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