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IN CASE YOU MISSED 'EM: First Trailers For Kerry Washington In "Confirmation" + "Roots" TV Series

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Kerry Washington is nailing it as Anita Hill, down to the lipstick, in the first major trailer for the upcoming HBO movie Confirmation. We've got it inside, plus the first trailer for the upcoming series "Roots."

Attorney Anita Hill's famous/infamous story is getting the HBO treatment.  With Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas and Kerry Washington as Yale Law grad Ms. Hill herself, we will relive the time where workplace sexual harassment first became a topic of discussion.  It all started with the then attorney-adviser/assistant's testimony during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

The process was long and dirty, to say the least, especially when it came to the attacks on Anita Hill as she came forward about the sexual harassment she says she endured while working for Clarence Thomas.

The hearings introduced all types of discussions involving sexism, the definition of harassment in the workplace, and the blatant advantages men of a certain stature often receive.

Check out the first trailer for "Confirmation," a tv movie based off the Anita Hill documentary, below:

The movie also stars Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear as Joe Biden, and Jeffrey Wright.  It premieres April 16th on HBO.

 

In other tv news, the first trailer for the "Roots" miniseries is here.

In a four-night, eight-hour event series, premiering Memorial Day weekend, a new generation will experience the "Roots" anthology via a new story re-telling.  The story will paint a historical portrait of American slavery, focusing on the journey of one family and their will to survive and to carry on their legacy despite hardship.

Questlove is serving as executive music producer while Laurence Fishbourne, Mekhi Phifer and Forest Whitaker star.

The series will air across several networks: History channel, Lifetime, A+E.  Check out the powerful first trailer above.

 

EXTRAS:

1.  In shocking news, Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in a Texas resort this morning.  STORY

 

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