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  • American Experience

American Experience | Clinton | Clinton's Carson Appearance | PBS

Duration: 03:00
Program: American Experience

In 1988, Bill Clinton bungled the biggest speech of his young career during the Democratic National Convention. Harry Thomason, Arkansas-born television and film producer and longtime friend of the Clintons, remembers the ill-received speech and his wife Linda's idea to have Clinton redeem himself by going on the Johnny Carson show. Clinton's appearance on Carson, where he played the saxophone and joked about his rambling convention speech, revitalized his image and brought him back into the political forefront.

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Post Date: February 14, 2012