Duquesne law dean featured in upcoming National Geographic mini-series about the 1990s

Friday, 27 June 2014 12:44 AM Written by  Ipso Facto

20140627 kengormley150Duquesne University School of Law Dean Ken Gormley will be featured in the mini-series, 'The '90s: The Last Great Decade', scheduled to run from Sunday, July 6, through Tuesday, July 8, on the National Geographic channel, the university announced this week.

The three episodes, according to National Geographic, re-visit the 1990s "through 'inside out' storytelling and analysis via 120 original interviews -- from unsung heroes behind the decade's most riveting stories to the biggest names in politics, tech, movies and music."

The university's announcement said Gormley, whose segment will run on July 6, was interviewed at length for the mini-series about the various scandals and legal dilemmas that plagued Bill Clinton’s presidency, including Whitewater, Paula Jones, the investigation headed by Ken Starr, the Monica Lewinsky affair and the impeachment trial in Congress. He also served as story consultant for the mini-series.

"It was a great experience being part of this program that will be broadcast to a world-wide audience," Gormley said in the announcement. "The producers gained access to major figures who played key roles in this period of American history, including General Colin Powell, Prime Minister Tony Blair and others. The production team was extremely professional and attentive to historical detail -- I’m certain that the finished product will be both high-quality and riveting."

Gormley is the author of The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, for which he conducted extensive interviews with President Bill Clinton, prosecutor Kenneth Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Henry Hyde and various Supreme Court justices, among others. Published by Crown, The Death of American Virtue was selected as one of the Best 10 Books of 2010 by the Washington Post and was named by the New York Times’ Janet Maslin as one of the Top 10 Books of 2010.

(Image: Duquesne Univeristy Law School Dean Ken Gormley/Duquesne University)

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