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ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA* 2013/07/29 15:21:20
NBC Announces Mini-Series on Hillary Clinton
Published: July 27, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Well in advance of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Rodham Clinton is a big story.

NBC announced here on Saturday that it was preparing a four-hour mini-series based on the life of Mrs. Clinton and hoped to broadcast it before any possible formal declaration that she was running. That would avoid the possibility of other candidates demanding equal time, said Robert Greenblatt, NBC’s top entertainment executive.

Mr. Greenblatt said NBC bought the project even though it had no script yet, though the deal came with a star attached: Diane Lane, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for her leading role in the film “Unfaithful.” The Clinton project will be written and directed by Courtney Hunt, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing the film “Frozen River.”

NBC’s release described the project as a mini-series that would “recount Clinton’s life as a wife, politician and cabinet member from 1998 to present.” That would include her run for the presidential nomination in 2008.

The NBC release also said, “The script will begin with Clinton living in the White House as her husband is serving the second of his two terms as president. In the years following, she would eventually become a United States senator, run for president and, ultimately, serve the country as secretary of state.”

Mr. Greenblatt said the project would most likely include aspects that were both critical of Mrs. Clinton and supportive of her.

Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said the former secretary of state was unaware of the miniseries. He declined comment otherwise.

“We literally just closed the deal,” Mr. Greenblatt, the NBC executive, said. But he said he did not expect her to comment on the project. “I don’t think she will endorse it,” he said.

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Michael D. Shear contributed reporting from Washington.


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July 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM ET

A miniseries based on Hillary Clinton, starring Diane Lane, will air on NBC.
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Actress Diane Lane will play Hillary Clinton in "Hillary," a new miniseries on NBC.

Betting on Hillary Clinton's second candidacy for president, NBC has ordered a four-hour mini-series based on the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State's life.

"Hillary," starring Diane Lane, will recount Clinton's life from 1998 to the present and will be written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River"). NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the miniseries Saturday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

"I think she's one of the most fascinating women of our time and this world," Greenblatt. "And on the precipice of what we all assume will be her running for president, we think it's an interesting story to tell with classy producers and a great star."

The script, which has not been written, will begin with Clinton living in the White House during her husband's second term and will likely include her second run at becoming the nation's first female president. It is not based on a book and Clinton is not involved with the project, Greenblatt said. Lane was already attached to the mini-series when NBC bought it, Greenblatt said.

"She just seems like a great actress, an Academy Award-nominated actress and it seems like she has the gravitas and the poise," Greenblatt said.

The miniseries would likely air before Clinton would announce her candidacy if she decides to pursue the nation's highest office.

"She's not going to declare her candidacy for two more years," Greenblatt said. "This could well have aired before that. We have to talk through all that."

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  • kay simmers 2013/08/16 21:49:59
    kay simmers
    "Mr. Greenblatt said the project would most likely include aspects that were both critical of Mrs. Clinton and supportive of her."

    Really? Critical? Like when pigs fly? I'm sure we'll hear about the Rose Law Firm, Whitewater, her (first time) in the commodities market making a cool $100,000 (some people have all the luck), and the murder of Vince Foster. Yeah, this will all be covered!!! lol
  • 2468 2013/08/13 20:27:45
    I don't know how the slant of this will come out but I assume it will show Hillary in a good light. If this is the case then it will be a bonus for Hillary to get all that publicity before she is going to announce she is going to run for Pres. (pretty sure she is going to run)

    I think that her approval ratings will go up or down a few points based on the reception the mini-series gets. But in the long term it will be up to the Hillary campaign to manage the campaign no matter how it starts it will be a long process. Overall, I see people warming up to Hillary as a viable candidate.

    The Republicans need to counter with a viable candidate that reaches the people. Romney was perceived as being out of touch with the common person....at least 47% of them that is.

    I will probably vote for Hillary and I think that the mini-series from a political point of view is unfair. NBC is doing it as a normal course of business and that makes it part of free trade and free speech. Like many of the issues this is not black and white...there are shades of gray in here.

    Let's put another spin on this....what if Fox was going to do a 4 part mini series on Hillary? I think we could all see that this would be an unfair event on the opposite side.
  • DDogbreath 2013/08/05 10:31:09
    It will be Interesting to see who plays Bill... LOL
  • gunner 2013/08/01 20:07:14 (edited)
    Now, we need to demand like treatment for Rand Paul. Or sue their socks off. Boycot, Pickets and letter campaigns. The time to start is NOW. We behind already. So, we flood GE with letters ph.calls and pickets too. We got to get with it and not allow the communist`s to win by default !
  • ReconMa... gunner 2013/08/04 02:09:58
  • DDogbreath gunner 2013/08/05 10:29:53
    Writing their biggest advertisers is far more effective... LOL Boycott them...
  • gunner DDogbreath 2013/08/05 12:10:23
    Great idea. Hold their feet to the fire !
  • DDogbreath gunner 2013/08/05 22:28:47
    Hurt them where it counts, their wallet.
  • gunner DDogbreath 2013/08/06 21:50:05
    I`ve been meditating on this whole idea of a Hillery documentary. What better way to expose her for what she is ? The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. So, forgive me, I`ll encourage this program, just for first hand info.
  • DDogbreath gunner 2013/08/07 11:36:34
    Are you forgetting what NBC stands for? Nothing But Crap. They seem to have an aversion to the truth.
  • gunner DDogbreath 2013/08/07 17:17:47
    I`ve no doubt they will slant it in the typical liberal fashion. The we have grand oportunity for two birds with one stone. Which , I think is a good thing. If we leave out political parties, and go after both their philosophies(same). The problem we have is division.Libertarian,Tea Party,Republican Party,Independents(some on the fence), and Constitutionalist`s. The common ground we have is gun control, racism,love of country,the flag,most of us work for self support,anti-political correctness. etc. We need to set aside the differences, and identify for everyone the Communist philosophy that Hillery has. If we can`t, we may as well stay home. We lose by default. They call the good and wholesome , bad , and call the filth and murderous trash, good, is what we have to fight. The destruction of the family, disarming us,destroying our successful culture is their goal. To enable total authoritarian control. Sorry, you know this stuff already. So, we publicly and boldly call both liars.
  • Michaelene 2013/08/01 14:10:21
    I wonder if they will enlighten us with her dedication to her hero? Saul Alinsky

    Will they mention her involvement with Benghazi?

    Will they enlighten viewers of her record as the most generous SOS, who gave more US tax dollars to foreign nations who hate us than ever before in American history?

    The Nothing But Crap network has been known to distort the truth. I won't be watching, I washed my hands of her when she insisted I learn everything about her opponent and then she told me to forget about it when she bowed down to him for money. When she scrubbed her website warning us of the danger of BHO, that was the day I was done with HRC.

    Look at this LIAR!
  • ReconMa... Michaelene 2013/08/04 02:11:18
  • Michaelene ReconMa... 2013/08/06 17:28:17
    When they show the infamous picture of the 0 regime (all will be punished) watching the entire OBL operation "in real time", truth needs to be told!

    Let's point out they ALSO watched the video of the takedown of 31 heroes on Extortion 17 on 8/6/11, they watched videos of their "flame throwers" to fuel the Arab Spring that's turned into the giant ring of fire and of course the "in real time" drone footage they watched as three dozens Americans fought to survive and they lay beaten, shot and shattered from the Benghazi battle for 20 hours and NEVER sent a medical team!

    From the look of things, there's not much to be proud of for Old Hillary, her Senate voting record sucks, the Department of State is in horrible shape and her goal was to visit the most countries ever, wasting the most tax dollars and handing out the most foreign aid, Arms, and facilitating contracts with terrorists to rebuild their terrorist nations!

    The money making propaganda network needs a hurting, in it's pocket now!
  • DDogbreath 2013/08/01 04:27:01
  • ReconMa... DDogbreath 2013/08/04 02:11:46
  • David Lindner 2013/07/31 16:37:51
    David Lindner
    this is propaganda. Of course it wont address her corruption and shortcomings.
  • ReconMa... David L... 2013/08/04 02:13:20
  • john richardson 2013/07/31 14:20:09 (edited)
    john richardson
    The actress playing her part has some mighty big pants suit to fill. They could have found a more homely person than Diane Lane to play her part so that tells me it's all a big lie from the getgo. They should have used a blonde Roseanne Barr or preferably Rosie ODonnell to play her part more accurately, however since Diane Lane was signed Bill offered to play himself constantly before filming began. The story should be titled " What difference did I make!?"
  • ReconMa... john ri... 2013/07/31 16:38:30
  • john ri... ReconMa... 2013/07/31 20:48:37
    john richardson
    Joy was one of my choices also but a blonde Rosie would whip Bills dog ass everyday before and after filming for two reasons 1. Because he's a male.2. Because they both had their eye on the same female intern.
  • ReconMa... john ri... 2013/08/04 02:14:10
  • Michaelene john ri... 2013/08/06 17:30:22
  • gunner john ri... 2013/08/05 12:15:23
    All they gotta do is buy the biggest pair of pants and let the seams out some more then stuff the hips and thighs and butt with plastic bags full of cotton balls. It`ll look real lumpy and fat, so should be perfect.
  • Mike 2013/07/31 14:13:34
    Either ignored or a big spin ( lie ) will be injected - NBC moto lie and twist

    The real question Bill had Monica will Hillary have JB
  • ReconMa... Mike 2013/07/31 16:39:22
  • Flowers 2013/07/31 13:55:50
    What a bunch of crap. Why do more people not see through their obvious ploys and call them out on it? Seriously not looking forward to the elections anymore. It's so disgustingly obvious that the choices are made for us, and they are really bad at pretending to give us choices. Hilary Clinton is a liar, she does not deserve to be the first female president!
  • ReconMa... Flowers 2013/07/31 16:41:24
  • Flowers ReconMa... 2013/07/31 18:19:44
    Exactly. Not only that but they exclude candidates from any air time at all during the primaries. I had no idea there was even a third party until I was 23 years old. Some of that is my fault, I was under the impression that we had a free media and that everyone was honest and trustworthy but 3rd party candidates and independents deserve just as much face time as the rest. Does that mean i will vote for them? not necessarily but that should be OUR choice to make and it's not.
  • ReconMa... Flowers 2013/08/04 02:15:48
  • Marek 2013/07/31 09:53:19
    Media, entertainment and academia controlled by marxist left is going to be in full swing rehabilitaqting the liar hillary to make her viable candidate in 2016. I don't expect this propaganda campaign to work. The Benghazi terror attack and the cover up by obie and hillary is not going to be swept under the rug.
  • john ri... Marek 2013/07/31 14:31:38
    john richardson
    Another whistleblower came forward today and will testify behind closed doors one day before his retirement. The regime claimed he retired six months ago and could not be found. Hows that not obstruction of justice?And these libtards can't see a cover up.
  • ReconMa... john ri... 2013/07/31 16:44:57
  • john ri... ReconMa... 2013/07/31 22:28:25
    john richardson
    Mr.Recon. Col.Bristols testimony today confirmed the administration was incompetent and unprepared for the attack they all knew was coming on the anniversary of 9/11. We'll have to see his complete testimony. Another good bit of news, Congress proved Holder lied and withheld evidence and called for him to be fired. Their lies are starting to unravel now.
  • ReconMa... john ri... 2013/08/04 02:18:37
  • Marek john ri... 2013/08/01 13:09:51
    Let us hope that the republicans in the congress will not be influenced by obama pressuere machine to gloss over the inconvenient truth. Democreeps, no doubt, will try to just that.
  • john ri... Marek 2013/08/01 13:24:15
    john richardson
    He testified he gave the stand down order to the team in Tropoli.
  • ReconMa... john ri... 2013/08/04 02:20:55
  • ReconMa... Marek 2013/08/04 02:20:04
  • ReconMa... Marek 2013/07/31 16:42:49
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