Museum's film series features "The War Room" Jan. 17, 19
Documentary explores Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign

For immediate release January 8, 2008


Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – With the 2008 Iowa caucuses committed to posterity, the State Historical Museum will look back to Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign through legendary filmmaker P. A. Pennebaker’s “The War Room” January 17 and 19.

The documentary, part of the museum’s “Movies at the Museum” film series, will be screened at 7 p.m. January 17 and 2 p.m. January 19. Admission is $5 at or at the door. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank of Iowa and receive $1 off the ticket price. The State Historical Museum is at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines’ Historic East Village. More information is available at 515-281-5111.

“The War Room” takes viewers inside Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign with George Stephanopoulos and James Carville, aka “the Spin Doctors,” as they shape the presidential race that proved to be one of the most memorable in U.S. history.

The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit or call 515-281-5111 for more information.


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