NPR Correspondant, Legal Affairs
Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She is the journalist who broke Anita Hill's allegations, just days before Clarence Thomas' scheduled confirmation. This report led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open confirmation hearings for then, nominee Thomas. Her reporting led to one of the most important sexual misconduct trials of all time, and resulted in us having to sit through countless hours of HR sanctioned Sexual Harassment Training videos.
"In 1991, her ground-breaking report about University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation hearings to consider Hill's charges. NPR received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its gavel-to-gavel coverage — anchored by Totenberg — of both the original hearings and the inquiry into Anita Hill's allegations, and for Totenberg's reports and exclusive interview with Hill. - @npr
In a story for @NPR
on Monday, 9/17/18, Ms. Totenberg outlines the differences in the Hill/ Thomas and Ford/Kavanaugh case noting that, "At the time of the Hill allegations, there were no women on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and only two women in the U.S. Senate — Republican Nancy Kassebaum and Democrat Barbara Mikulski [...] Today there are no female Republican members of the Judiciary Committee, but there are four Democratic women, including ranking member Dianne Feinstein, who was elected the year after the Hill-Thomas hearings, in what came to be known as "The Year of the Woman." [...] Moreover, today there are 23 female senators, nearly a quarter of the Senate. And there is an activist #MeToo
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