Season 2 of Slow Burn begins with the Clinton presidency hanging by a thread. On Jan. 16, 1998, Monica Lewinsky was confronted by the Office of the Independent Counsel and threatened with 27 years in prison unless she agreed to help Kenneth Starr catch the president in a crime. It was a day that Lewinsky will never forget.
Read Leon Neyfakh’s introduction to Season 2.
Read a transcript of Episode 1.
Notes on Episode 1
Adler, Renata. Canaries in the Mineshaft, St. Partin’s Press, 2001.
Gormley, Ken. The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, Crown/Archetype, 2010.
Isikoff, Michael. Uncovering Clinton, Crown, 1999.
Morton, Andrew. Monica’s Story, St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
Schmidt, Susan and Weisskopf, Michael. Truth At Any Cost, Harper Collins, 2000.
Toobin, Jeffrey. A Vast Conspiracy, Random House, 1999.“The Starr Report,” Washington Post, 1998.
Film and TV
American Experience: Clinton, PBS. Goodman, Barak and Durrance, Chris, 2012.
Bailey, Fenton and Barbato, Randy. Monica in Black and White, World of Wonder/HBO, 2002.
Monica: The Miniseries. Hagay, Doron and Marotta, Lily, 2015.
Baker, Peter and Locy, Toni and Schmidt, Susan. “Clinton Accused of Urging Aide to Lie,” Washington Post, Jan. 21, 1998.
Harris, John F. “‘Washington Was About to Explode’: The Clinton Scandal, 20 Years Later,” Politico, Jan. 21, 1998.
Heil, Emily. “The Watergate’s other secrets, from a drunk Bette Davis to Condoleezza Rice’s bad catering,” Washington Post, Feb. 20, 2018.
“How the Paula Jones Case Evolved,” New York Times, May 28, 1997.
“President Clinton’s Deposition,” Washington Post, 1998.
Sciolino, Elaine and Van Natta, Jr., Don. “The Confidant: Linda Tripp, Elusive Keeper of Secrets, Mainly Her Own,” Washington Post, Mar. 15, 1998.
Shin, Laura. “Monica Lewinsky, In First Public Talk Ever, Condemns Internet Shaming,” Forbes, Oct. 20, 2014.
Sullivan, Amy. “Mall Rats,” Washington Monthly, Sept. 1, 2005.
Toobin, Jeffrey. “The Secret War in Starr’s Office,” New Yorker, Nov. 15, 1999.
“You Let Me Down: Excerpts from the Lewinsky Evidence,” Washington Post, 1998.
Season Two of Slow Burn was produced by Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons. Research assistance from Madeline Kaplan. Bonus episodes for the season were produced by Jeff Friedrich and Mary Wilson.