Monica Lewinsky Gets British TV Deal

N E W  Y O R K, Sept. 24, 2000 -- Monica Lewinsky, whose affair with President Clinton made her a celebrity in the United States, will be reporting on American culture for a British television network, her publicist said today.

The former White House intern has agreed to host six four-minute segments dubbed “Postcards from Monica” for Britain’s Channel 5, according to Juli Nadler, Lewinsky’s spokeswoman.

Nadler said the segments would be a “lighthearted look at American pop culture for British viewers.” She declined to say how much Lewinsky would be paid.

Though the segments will air in November, Lewinsky won’t be reporting on the United States’ major event of that month — the presidential election.

“Monica’s agreement with ITN, Channel 5, stipulates what has always been her position — that she refuses to make any public comment on any political issues, including the U.S. elections,” Nadler said.

Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky led to his impeachment trial last year in the Senate. He was acquitted.

Since the scandal, Lewinsky has written a book and has started her own line of handbags.