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7 items from 2016


People Review: Scandal's Kerry Washington Stars as Anita Hill in HBO's Confirmation

16 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the days before Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1991, he was known chiefly as a black conservative who didn't support affirmative action. That his actual legal and judicial record otherwise yielded slim pickings was also known, and was indeed the whole point: The country had recently embarked on an era in which court nominees (and their backers) were terrified of a newly coined term - a verb that in common usage took the past participle, "borked." The term nowadays implies a vicious campaign to discredit a nominee before and during the confirmation process, but more particularly - as »

- Tom Gliatto

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People Review: Scandal's Kerry Washington Stars as Anita Hill in HBO's Confirmation

16 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the days before Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1991, he was known chiefly as a black conservative who didn't support affirmative action. That his actual legal and judicial record otherwise yielded slim pickings was also known, and was indeed the whole point: The country had recently embarked on an era in which court nominees (and their backers) were terrified of a newly coined term - a verb that in common usage took the past participle, "borked." The term nowadays implies a vicious campaign to discredit a nominee before and during the confirmation process, but more particularly - as »

- Tom Gliatto

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Kerry Washington Defends HBO's 'Confirmation': "It's Not a Propaganda Movie"

14 April 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Kerry Washington has high hopes for HBO's Confirmation. Premiering Saturday, Confirmation stars Washington as Anita Hill opposite Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas and details the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings (at which Anita Hill testified) that brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way people think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations. Academy Award-nominated writer Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) penned the script and executive produced the movie alongside Washington. The movie features an all-star cast that also includes Greg Kinnear as Joe Biden, Eric Stonestreet as lobbyist Ken Duberstein and Jeffrey Wright as Hill's legal

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Watch 4 Clips from 'Confirmation' + 4 Character Video Summaries

12 April 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has set the debut date for "Confirmation," the original movie written by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, which details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations.  The telepic will premiere on April 16 at 8pm Et/Pt on HBO. Kerry Washington portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, with Wendell Pierce as Judge Thomas. and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Joining them, Jeffrey Wright plays Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Professor Hill's lead attorney during the hearings, and Eric Stonestreet portrays Ken Duberstein, a Washington lobbyist hired by President George H. W. Bush to promote Judge Thomas'...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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HBO Drops First Trailer for 'Confirmation'

12 February 2016 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has set the debut date for "Confirmation," the original movie written by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, which details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations.  The telepic will premiere on April 16 at 8pm Et/Pt on HBO. Kerry Washington portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, with Wendell Pierce as Judge Thomas. and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Joining them, Jeffrey Wright plays Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Professor Hill's lead attorney during the hearings, and Eric Stonestreet portrays Ken Duberstein, a Washington lobbyist hired by President George H. W. Bush to promote Judge Thomas'...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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HBO Sets April Premiere Date for 'Confirmation'

2 February 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has confirmed the debut date for "Confirmation," the original movie written by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, which details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations.  The telepic will premiere on April 16 at 8pm Et/Pt on HBO. Kerry Washington portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, with Wendell Pierce as Judge Thomas. and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Joining them, Jeffrey Wright plays Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Professor Hill's lead attorney during the hearings, and Eric Stonestreet portrays Ken Duberstein, a Washington lobbyist hired by President George H. W. Bush to promote Judge...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates for 'Confirmation' + 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

7 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has set an April premiere for "Confirmation," the original movie written by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, which details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations. The exact day and time in April hasn't been provided yet. Kerry Washington portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, with Wendell Pierce as Judge Thomas. and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Joining them, Jeffrey Wright plays Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Professor Hill's lead attorney during the hearings, and Eric Stonestreet portrays Ken Duberstein, a Washington lobbyist hired by President George H. W. Bush to promote Judge Thomas'...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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