Today in History for September 26th

(26 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits Broadway. (Sept. 26)

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Clarence Thomas Accuser Angela Wright Talks Kavanaugh Allegations (HBO)

Wed Sep 26 , 2018
While Washington battles over when, and how, Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers should be heard, one woman is getting a new chance to speak out about her own story — almost three decades later. In 1991, Angela Wright watched Anita Hill testify in front of an all male committee about how she had been harassed by her previous boss, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. The story sounded familiar to Wright, who had worked for Thomas in the 80’s, and says she was privy to the same kind of lewd behavior and unwelcome advances. “I was listening to her story, and it just made me want to defend her,” she said. Wright was subpoenaed to testify at Thomas’ confirmation hearing in Washington, but was never called. Today she says, “We’re headed down the same path,” watching the character attacks on both of Kavanaugh’s accusers - Christine Ford and now Deborah Ramirez. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo