The American Presidency
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Tonight | The American Presidency with Bill Clinton on SBS and SBS on Demand

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton is one of the few men alive who understands the often-agonising responsibility of being the Decider-in-Chief at critical moments in America’s history.

As such, this series will be guided by his experience and beliefs, chief among them is that ours in a self-correcting political experiment.

Each of the American Presidency’s six hours takes on a different theme in America’s history – race, rights, extremism, global power, vision, and economic might. Within that theme, we examine historical moments of crisis and of opportunity, exploring whether the actions of Bill Clinton brought the United States closer to the founding ideals of a ‘more perfect Union’ and ‘We the People.’

Helping explore these events are interviews with leading historians and experts, including Jon Meacham, Annette Gordo-Reed, Douglas Brinkley, Erika Lee, General Wesley Clark, Lea Wright-Rigueur, and Beverly Gage.

Series One, Episode Five: We The People

The Constitution of the United States starts with the words ‘We The People.’ Every U.S. president has faced the question of who, exactly, is included in this soaring phrase. This episode probes presidential decision-making in the face of the turning points for many American citizens who have been left out of our story – the enslaved, Indigenous Americans, women, and immigrants.

The American Presidency With Bill Clinton – New Episode – Thursday, 2 March at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (6 Parts)

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