And the Republicans are not happy about it.
According to the USA Today on August 16, Republican Party official voted on Aug. 16 to not allow CNN and NBC to sponsor Republican primary debates if the networks go ahead with the airing of the Clinton documentaries.
In a resolution passed in the RNC's summer meeting held in Boston, national committee members blasted CNN and NBC's planned biopics as "little more than extended commercials supporting Secretary Clinton" and also went as far as saying CNN and NBC is putting "a thumb on the scales" for the 2016 presidential election.
On Aug. 5, RNC chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to the networks, telling them to scrap the planned documentaries or face the RNC threat of dropping the sponsorship for the GOP debates.
NBC News told USA Today that the fictionalized biography is being produced by NBC's entertainment division, which is a separate entity from its news department. CNN has asked the RNC to "reserve judgment" until the documentary is aired.
If the ban goes through, it will also include a ban for NBC and CNN's Hispanic networks, Telemundo and CNN Espanol, which could be a huge risk in the midst of the GOP trying to reach out to Hispanic voters.
After the vote was reached, CNN issued the following statement to the media:
CNN Films, a division of CNN Worldwide, commissioned a documentary about Hillary Clinton earlier this year. It is expected to premiere in 2014 with a theatrical run prior to airing on CNN. The CNN broadcast date has not been determined. This documentary will be a non-fiction look at the life of a former First Lady and Secretary of State. The project is in the very early stages of development, months from completion with most of the reporting and the interviewing still to be done. Therefore speculation about the final program is just that. We encouraged all interested parties to wait until the program premieres before judgments are made about it. Unfortunately, the RNC was not willing to do that.
According to USA Today, the RNC is planning to cut back on the number of debates in 2016. Priebus said that the party's 20 debates in 2012 gave Republican candidates too much opportunity to "slice and dice" each other. RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told USA Today that despite the ban, the candidates can still agree to the debates by CNN and NBC.