Television and online content organization PBS has announced that the first hour of American Experience â€śClintonâ€ť will premiere exclusively on the free PBS apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch beginning Monday, Feb. 13, one week before its broadcast on Presidentsâ€™ Day, Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21.
This hour will also be available for free download on iTunes for one week before broadcast. The full four-hour biography will be streamed on video.pbs.org, timed to the national broadcast. All episodes will be available for purchase on iTunes or on DVD and Blu-ray at shoppbs.org.
â€śClinton,â€ť the latest installment in the collection of American Experience presidential biographies, explores the story of an American president who rose from a turbulent childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history â€” and one of the most complex and conflicted characters ever to stride the public stage.
â€śThe themes of William Jefferson Clintonâ€™s life â€” promise and achievement followed by crisis and then comeback â€” are the recipe for the secret sauce of great drama,â€ť said Mark Samels, executive producer of American Experience. â€śWe like to explore the people who have shaped the times in which they live, and Bill Clinton, both charismatic and confounding, certainly had a profound effect on the country during his presidency.â€ť
The PBS for iPad App features 250 hours of free video, including full-length programs and local programming from PBS member stations, as well as TV schedules, previews and a tune-in reminder calendar that can be synced with iCal.
Photo courtesy: WGBH/William J. Clinton Presidential Library