The Unexpected Legacy of Bill Clinton

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photoDo you know who I am?" Bill Clinton once asked a tormenting Newt Gingrich. "I'm the big rubber clown doll you had as a kid, and every time you hit it, it bounces back. That's me. The harder you hit me, the faster I come back up."

Bill Clinton was and is a famously polarizing figure - a president bitterly reviled and deeply adored. We thought we knew everything about him but a new biography from Washington Post Clinton White House correspondent John Harris proves we did not.

Harris covered Clinton for six years. Now he's out with an account being hailed as the most objective and insightful yet on a singular president and his unique — and perhaps still unfolding — legacy.

Hear a conversation with Harris about the legacy of Bill Clinton.


John F. Harris, national reporter, The Washington Post, and author "The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House"

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

This program aired on June 16, 2005.


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