Excellent story, Frontline! It helped clear up the confusion of Whitewater.
Although information packed, a sentence or two more may have shed further light.
For example, the "alleged" S&L scandal caused by Hillary at the Rose Law Firm is
the same thing blasted by the Clintons and the press as part of the "Decade of
Greed." Also, while Clinton lovers say the Whitewater investigation is dragging on
for years and costing a lot of money, the truth is that the continued stonewalling
is the real result of the delays. Love your web page. Thanks.
What a superior piece of work. While acknowledging an anti-Clinton bias, and
understanding that I am pre-disposed to believe all of the evidence presented in
the worst possible light, I can not believe that there have not been indictments of
everyone (including Hillary and Bill) involved.
Your reporting, in my mind, explored not only the physical evidence but also the
underlying motivations of the various parties.
Congratulations on an excellent production.
I could not disagree more with the comment by Mr. Mink of the NY Daily News, " At
the end of the hour, however, ... viewers are unlikely to shed the 'so what?'
feeling most have had about this story since it first surfaced.".
I am not pro-Clinton, but did have the 'so what?' feeling ~before~ the show. I find
the obstruction of justice (aggravated by the use of political leverage to achieve
this) by the Clintons and/or parties acting on their behalf reprehensible.
Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully and professionally done production. Most impressive.
A lot of work went into this production, as was obvious from the quality of
I am curious why you didn't elect to contrast this Clinton-Arkansas saga
more clearly with the events that unfolded back in the '70's with Watergate.
The evidence presented in your program last night was alone far more
concrete and moving than were the evidentiary factors leading to the proper
downfall of President Nixon. Consequently, many of your viewers might
surely wonder why--especially with the opposing party in office, as was the
case with Nixon--the Republicans don't act on all the obvious and
extraordinarily high levels of deceit that have been involved with the
present administration-- and take the appropriate measures necessary to
restore respect to our nation's highest office.
The present hearings on Campaign abuse are but another example of hard
evidence arising, but with no apparent sincere intent to take the
corrective actions appropriate. So much oratory, yet so little movement
towards the prescribed remedies.
In fact, this viewer is given to wondering why such blatantly clear
deceptions and press manipulations, as we saw in the alleged "suicide" of
Vincent Foster, have never been objectively covered by the major media; and
why Kenneth Starr's investigation appears virtually toothless--almost as
though it were but some sort of palliative exercise for public
entertainment and idle consumption. How is it that the Clintons appear so
The number of close associates and friends of the Clintons alone, who have
perished during their tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by other than
natural causes, is beyond alarming and easily explained as mere
coincidence. Many of us are incredulous at all these bizarre events, but
mostly we are appalled at how blasé the media treats it all. Have you
thought of exploring this anomaly?
Your release of this project at this time, coupled with some other similar
revelations and more current public airings, could lead the more cynical
among us to wonder if the power brokers have finally decided that the
Clinton family has served its good purposes and is now to be carefully
exorcised from our White House.
I don't think such musings are easily discounted at paranoid nor "wacko,"
but rather the not atypical thoughts of many of us, whose powers of
observation, reason and common sense are still intact.
Please commission more such insightful and gutsy projects--and not just to
placate the current budget controlling and grant giving Republican majority
in Congress. So it for us; please.
Your viewers are those who really tend to care about our nation's future.
Your ability and willingness to bring us the facts we need; in as objective
and dispassionate a way as possible, is always appreciated and respected.
Our country's fourth estate needs to reclaim it's proper role as the public
I would venture that this show was a step towards re-establishing this sort
Eric (Ric) Lambart
San Diego, Ca
My perspective echoes perfectly the comment made by John Luppert above. The
allegations against the Clintons are still unsubstantiated; I am no wiser coming
out than wherein
I entered. If I judge the program by the comments, it satisfied the Republican right
by its contention of fire under all the smoke.
Did I miss any and all references to that very sensible book, "Fools for Scandal" by
Gene Lyons, or was it just ignored?
Fountain Hills, AZ
Overall I thought last night's program on the Clintons was excellent.
However, like most reporting on this issue the central points were
President Clinton and his pals may be unethical, but
there are no laws against being unethical, and congress
does not have the power to remove an unethical president. The power
to remove an unethical president is reserved to the voters.
Congress does not have the power to remove a president from office
for crimes he may have committed when he was not president.
The President is not legally responsible for the actions of his wife,
and cannot be removed from office for her actions.
Unless the Congressional investigating committees or the special
prosecutors office are ready to prove obstruction of justice or some
other CRIME, I suggest they stop wasting our time and money.
If ethics trouble us when it come to our politicians the answer is to
vote them out of office.
Thanks for the report "Once Upon a Time in Arkansas". *THESE* are the
kind of reports that make PBS so incredibly valuable. Thanks for
presenting it as it is and a big thanks for choosing controversial
Without programs like yours PBS would be just another inane TV station.
Programs like yours are the barometer of freedom in a nation.
Bill and Susan
Don't try to pose Hillary as the scapegoat of the 20th century. She will probably be
looked upon as the most influential first ladies since Elenor Roosevelt.
But good reporting. Hard to hear but enlightening.
Please thank Kirk, Boyer and Young and others responsible for
attempting to present the facts in the Clinton/Whitewater issue. The public does
care about this issue; the public does want coverage of it and the
public does want the truth to be found out. Obviously, the
cover-up is old and deep. Unfortunately for America, the Clintons have cost us a
great deal. Please keep covering their actions. Again, Frontline continues to be
a good program.
Thank you for taking the time to research and prepare the story about "Whitewater"
Clintons role in the Castle Grande transactions. It amazes me that the country and
particular the "liberal media" have been so silent on this and other issues of
relating to the highest office in the land. I can only hope our country wakes up and
statement about how we expect elected officials of either part to conduct
themselves. How can
you expect citizens to trust and respect either a media or other elected officials
tolerate the appearance of impropriety such as this. No politician or political
party should be
protected in the face of such allegations. Maybe there is hope for public television
Truly, if you don't do it, who will? Be the voice for justice and positive
leadership that is,
irrespective of political alignment.
Congratulations PBS! I found tonight's airing of FRONTLINE into the Whitewater events
to be very informative and well produced. Unfortunately, for me personally, It
raised more questions in my mind about The President's and First Lady's involvement
than it does to quell those questions that I have had.
Its is beyond my comprehension that as a citizen struggling to make ends meet and
being held accountable to my actions everyday in life, How insulated our government
officials truly are. Your show was a very informative piece, but highly
distressing. Thank you for bringing such fine programming to Television.
League City, Texas
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