Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 2

The committee heard testimony from University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill during the first day of the reopened confirmation… read more

The committee heard testimony from University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill during the first day of the reopened confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas. Professor Hill testified on her charges that she had been sexually harassed by Judge Thomas when he was her boss in the Department of Education and the EEOC in the early 1980's. Professor Hill, speaking in level, measured tones, told the committee of her career, her relationship with Judge Thomas, and the behavior of Judge Thomas toward her in the workplace. She said Judge Thomas often asked her for dates, which she turned down, and often instigated discussions of sexual matters which she refused to take part in. She said Judge Thomas explicitly discussed aspects of pornographic movies he had seen, and emphasized his own sexual prowess. Professor Hill said she attempted to avoid opportunities for extended conversations with Judge Thomas, but transferred with him to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission when he was promoted to head the agency because she had no alternative job. Committee members questioned Professor Hill on the substance of the incidents involving the sexual harassment charges, on her subsequent relationship to Judge Thomas after she left the EEOC, and her reasons and possible motives for stating the charges. Committee members specifically questioned Professor Hill on the graphic and explicit nature of the incidents of sexual harassment she charged against Judge Thomas. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 2

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Program ID:
22097-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 1991
Last Aired:
Oct 10, 2011

Airing Details

  • Oct 11, 1991 | 11:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1991 | 2:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1991 | 4:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1991 | 6:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1991 | 8:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1991 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1991 | 12:28am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 2001 | 11:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2001 | 1:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2001 | 7:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2004 | 10:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 21, 2004 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 21, 2004 | 7:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2010 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 03, 2010 | 3:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2011 | 9:22am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2011 | 4:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 10, 2011 | 5:22am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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