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Lewinsky to do HBO documentary

March 6, 2001

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— Just as the details of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky begin to fade into history, the former White House intern has agreed to make an HBO documentary about the investigation into the scandal and its impact on the nation.

Lewinsky told The New York Times that the passage of time has provided her with new perspective that would go beyond what she had revealed in her biography, "Monica's Story."

"The book, that captured that time for me," she said. "The last couple of years have been such a time of intense growth and perspective for me. I want to do something that really reflects the way I feel now."

Sheila Nevins, head of HBO's documentary unit, said she believed there were still issues worth exploration, particularly "why this very minor event became one of such enormous magnitude."

The documentary, which will be produced by the team that made the HBO documentary "Juror No. 5: 58 Days of Duty on the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial," is expected to be aired next January.

Neither HBO nor Lewinsky would discuss how she would be paid.v

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