Friday, September 21, 2018

20 Years Ago on Sept. 21, 1998 -- Clinton Deposition Video Released

September 21, 1998: President Bill Clinton's deposition video was released. From the timestamp, looks like we started the morning with a placeholder (I wasn't usually at the office at 6:44am back then... or now), then updated the promo after it was published:

After the video and materials were released, we updated the promo to make it an all-Clinton deposition package. Remember, this was in the days before YouTube (which wouldn't be around for about 7 more years), so people were dependent on online media outlets for event video like this.

I don't recall if we provided the entire video or just excerpts, though we probably had the full deposition.


[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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