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The Legacy of Bill Clinton24:50

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photoNow that the William J. Clinton Presidential Center is officially open in Little Rock, AK, debates about the 42nd U.S. president's legacy are kicking into high gear.

Did Clinton start America down the road to political polarization or was he able to tow the middle line more than any other leader in recent history? What about the scandals of his presidency or the economic boom of the '90s?

Hear different takes on former U.S. President Clinton and his legacy from a historian, a journalist and a former Clinton administration official.


Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek magazine

Julian Zelizer, professor of history at Boston University

Elaine Kamarck, former member of the Clinton administration, lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on November 18, 2004.

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