The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton

Download Audio

Love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion about the presidency of Bill Clinton. To some, he was a slick politician, dishonest and lacking any real conviction. To others, he was a steady leader, who oversaw an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Political journalist Joe Klein began covering Bill Clinton even before he set foot inside the Oval Office. In his new book, "The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton," Klein goes beyond the political headlines and the scandals of the Clinton Presidency to gauge the real legacy of the 42nd President.

In addition to analyzing the successes and failures of Clinton's tenure, Klein uses his close relationship with the Clinton White House to explain the inner workings and the emotions of the administration. This hour, Joe Klein shares his anecdotes and analysis of the Clinton White House years.


Joe Klein, staff writer for the New Yorker

author of "The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton"

This program aired on March 20, 2002.


More from On Point

Listen Live