Friday, August 17, 2018

20 Years Ago on August 17, 1998 -- Clinton Testifies Today

August 17, 1998: Lead item: "Clinton Testifies Today." On Monday, President Bill Clinton became the first president to testify in front of a grand jury; later that evening, he gave a live, televised address where he admitted to his affair. (Here are the contemporaneous news articles from the Washington Post archives.)

Good thing we've left that kind of political turmoil far behind us.
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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