Duquesne Law Dean Featured on 'The '90s: The Last Great Decade'
Three-Day Mini-series Premieres July 6-8 on 'National Geographic'
Duquesne 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 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."
Gormley 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," said Gormley, whose segment will run on July 8. "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.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.