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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 GillibrandAffordable housing set for spotlight of next presidential campaign Overnight Defense — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Senators seek US intel on journalist's disappearance | Army discharged over 500 immigrant recruits in one year | Watchdog knocks admiral over handling of sexual harassment case Pentagon watchdog knocks top admiral for handling of sexual harassment case 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 RyanMeghan McCain calls Russian attacks against her father the 'highest compliment' to her family Atheist group argues in court for prayer rights on House floor Small-dollar donations explode in the Trump era MORE (R-Wis.), former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreVoting mentality of seniors shifting ahead of midterms, says Morning Consult editor Nikki Haley powerfully rebuts Trump No, civility isn't optional MORE and Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue Bernie Sanders' age should not disqualify him in 2020 Small-dollar donations explode in the Trump era MORE (I-Vt.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzElection Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue White vote is 'fundamental problem' for Texas Dems, political analysts says Houston Chronicle endorses Beto O'Rourke in Texas Senate race MORE (R-Texas), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation Trump calls Saudi explanation for journalist's death credible, arrests 'good first step' MORE (R-S.C.), Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump signs bills banning drug pricing 'gag clauses' Dem ad accuses Heller of 'lying' about record on pre-existing conditions GOP senator suggests criminal referral for third Kavanaugh accuser's 'apparently false affidavit' MORE (R-La.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharIs there a difference between good and bad online election targeting? Election Countdown: Minnesota Dems worry Ellison allegations could cost them key race | Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters | Takeaways from Tennessee Senate debate | Poll puts Cruz up 9 in Texas Clusters of polio-like illness in the US not a cause for panic MORE (D-Minn.), among others.