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ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
T hank you, Mr. Chairman.
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NEWS
October 11, 1991 | Associated Press
The ABC, NBC and CBS television networks said Thursday they will air live coverage today of the 7 a.m. PDT start of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. CNN, PBS and C-SPAN earlier said they would provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the hearings, as did cable's new Court TV network, which serves 5 million homes. ABC said it had not decided how long it will continue its live coverage.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Anita Faye Hill is grilled by Republican senators this week on her sexual harassment charges against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, she will be asked "whether she finds a dirty joke sexual harassment or merely off-color." She also will be asked how much wine she drank at a dinner where Thomas, who was then her boss, allegedly made offensive sexual remarks, an aide to Senate GOP Whip Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming said Wednesday.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most women members of Congress who have struggled to advance the causes of women, Wednesday was a day of jubilation: a fistful of angry female lawmakers had helped stop cold the scheduled vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas over allegations of sexual harassment, and put the sensitive issue on the lips of nearly every worker in America.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For two days on the witness stand last week, Judge Clarence Thomas raged at those he said had sought to "destroy" him. Senate Democrats, liberal interest groups and the press, he declared, were conspiring to "put me and my family through . . . this kind of living hell."
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Phyllis Schlafly, it was the best of times; for Kate Michelman, the worst. "The feminists and other liberals in this country have just gotten the backlash of public and Senate opinion that they deserve," Schlafly, president of a conservative women's group called Eagle Forum, declared Tuesday in hailing Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Feminist activists in Los Angeles on Tuesday vowed to turn their anger over the Senate's confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas into action they say will galvanize the women's movement across the country. "This has shown the need for more women in the Senate better than the entire feminist movement has been able to show in the last 25 years," said Katherine Spillar, national coordinator for the Fund for the Feminist Majority.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The prolonged battle over Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, climaxed by the bizarre debate over sexual harassment charges, represents a hard-earned success for President Bush and the GOP and a blown opportunity for Democrats to undermine Bush's political base.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the end, the "world's greatest deliberative body," as the U.S. Senate continually styles itself, took a powder. The great debate that concluded with the elevation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court Tuesday was not much of a debate at all.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1991 | JANE HALL
With the three networks opting for their regular prime-time programming Sunday night, PBS stations achieved unusually high ratings by sticking with coverage of the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings. WNET-TV in New York captured 20% of the prime-time audience Sunday night. KCET Channel 28 in Los Angeles grabbed 18%, and KAET in Phoenix had 27%.
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