Sep 21, 2019
Refreshing the writing and timeline of a 2016 episode, Advanced TV Herstory examines the most basic elements of an event that changed the lives of American women.
It captivated millions of viewers and was talked about by millions more. Before #MeToo, Weinstein, Kavanaugh and Cosby, Anita Hill's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 brought the topic of sexual harassment and Clarence Thomas's fitness to be a judge into the conversation.
Episode provides historical context to Robert Bork's earlier nomination to the Supreme Court, and the roles of then-Senators Biden and Specter.
Additional info from two books
(1995) Jordan, Emma Coleman., and Anita Hill. Race, Gender and Power in America: the Legend of the Hill-Thomas Hearings. Oxford University Press
(1997) Anita Hill. Speaking Truth to
Power. Anchor Books
Advanced TV Herstory's theme music can be found at Free Music Archive,
Other music in episode is Uniq - Art of Silence:
"Uniq - Art of Silence" is under a Royalty Free music license. Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/er--pnwFDgU