CNN to air sexual harassment Town Hall featuring Gretchen Carlson, Anita Hill

CNN to air sexual harassment Town Hall featuring Gretchen Carlson, Anita Hill
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CNN announced it will air a town hall this Thursday that will focus on sexual harassment and feature former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, activist Anita Hill and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandDemocrats turn on Al Franken Report: Franken will resign Thursday Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign MORE (D-N.Y.).

"Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America" will be hosted by CNN "New Day" anchor Alisyn Camerota and will air at 9 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Carlson dominated headlines in July 2016 after bringing a sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes, then the chairman and CEO of Fox News.

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An internal investigation followed and led to Ailes' ouster two weeks after the suit was filed. Ailes always maintained his innocence despite several women coming forward, including former Fox News star Megyn Kelly.

Ailes died in May at the age of 77. 

Hill is best known for her nationally televised testimony accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment 1991. Thomas was later confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Gillibrand is currently leading a legislative effort to improve procedures for administrating sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.

Additional women who will be featured in the one-hour special include #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, actress Jessica Barth, who has accused former media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in 2011, and Mary Bono, a former Republican congresswoman who recently accused a sitting male congressman of sexual harassment.

"Guests will take questions from Americans across the country who have been impacted by sexual harassment and discuss effective measures that lead to sustainable change in the workplace," reads the program announcement from CNN.

The network has featured numerous town hall events on a number of topics in 2017. Participants have included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (R-Wis.), former Vice President Al GoreAl GoreTrump’s isolationism on full display at international climate talks Overnight Energy: Trump officials defend fossil fuels, nuclear at UN climate summit | Dems commit to Paris goals | Ex-EPA lawyers slam 'sue and settle' policy Al Gore: A new president in 2020 could keep US in Paris agreement MORE and Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (I-Vt.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE (R-Texas), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China MORE (R-S.C.), Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTax bill could fuel push for Medicare, Social Security cuts Collins to vote for GOP tax plan Overnight Tech: Lawmakers want answers on Uber breach | Justices divided in patent case | Tech makes plea for net neutrality on Cyber Monday MORE (R-La.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFranken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics MORE (D-Minn.), among others.