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Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?
Hotair ^ | 07/29/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 07/29/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Whether they’re not-so-subtly gunning for her candidacy, or merely capitalizing on all of the already rampant speculation about her candidacy, isn’t quite clear. I’m going to go ahead and venture a wild guess that it’s a good bit of both.

Comcast Corp.’s NBC broadcast network is developing live-event programs and mini-series to draw audiences when programs air as opposed to recording them to watch later on DVRs.

NBC is developing four mini-series, including a four-hour show based on Hillary Clinton, who will be played by Diane Lane, Bob Greenblatt, chairman of entertainment, said yesterday at a TV critic conference in Beverly Hills.

… Live events and high-profile mini-series draw more live viewers than TV series, Greenblatt said. With DVRs now in more than half of U.S. TV homes, the programs are a way to limit viewing on the devices, which allow audiences to skip commercials.

“We have to do everything we can to get as many people to watch a show when it airs as possible,” Greenblatt said. …

But, could this little project violate FEC rules, you might ask? Nope — not if they get to it while the speculation about Clinton’s 2016 candidacy is still just speculation.

Will NBC run afoul of campaign laws that require equal time for presidential candidates? Not if the network gets the project on in a hurry.

“She’s not going to probably declare her candidacy for two more years,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “so this could well have aired before that.”

The chronology of the mini-series will reportedly begin in 1998, smack in the middle of the high-profile and surely high-drama moments surrounding her presidential husband’s scandalous affair. That means that we’ll be getting heavy doses of his impeachment scenario, her successful Senate bid, and then her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary — but John Fund has a great breakdown over at National Review of what we’ll very likely be missing. Ahem.

Incidentally, by the way, this is happening today, too:

President Obama will host Hillary Rodham Clinton, his one-time campaign foe who later served as his secretary of state, at lunch Monday at the White House.

Obama and Clinton will meet for a lunch in the president’s private dining room, the White House announced Sunday. Their meeting will be closed to the press. …

As she weighs another campaign, Clinton has been traveling the country giving dozens of speeches, both paid and pro-bono, and is working on a new book.



TOPICS: History; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hillary; hillaryclinton; miniseries

1 posted on 07/29/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And people wonder why the ratings for NBC are in the toilet...


2 posted on 07/29/2013 7:18:58 AM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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To: SeekAndFind
DIANE LANE as HILLARY CLINTON


3 posted on 07/29/2013 7:18:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Any similarities?

4 posted on 07/29/2013 7:19:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Syrup of ipecac stocks are fixing to take a tumble.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 7:19:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

About as much resemblance as Bill to Antonio Banderas.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 7:20:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d video tape the scene where she turns beans into $100,000 overnight in cattle futures.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 7:21:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind
...a four-hour show

One hour for every American death in Benghazi!

8 posted on 07/29/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: SeekAndFind

HRC and NBC are gearing up for elections
Wonder is Vince foster is going to do a cameo?


9 posted on 07/29/2013 7:22:02 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember when the media fawned over this show. Perhaps they will be equally as kind to Hillary.

10 posted on 07/29/2013 7:26:56 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh a mini-series , 30 minutes content and 210 minutes of Blah Blah Filler Zzzzzzzz


11 posted on 07/29/2013 7:27:56 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind
Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

At first I thought this said, "Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-skirt?" And I said, "No, I am not ready for that."

Now of course if Diane Lane were wearing the mini-skirt. . . .

(BTW, one of the all-time greatest Freeper screen names was "Hillary's Lovely Legs.")

12 posted on 07/29/2013 7:28:00 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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Why HRC? Where’s the black outreach NBC?

Why not a mini-series exploring Michelle O’s life on the South Side of Chi-town or a young Barry as the first schwartz preezy of the Harvard Law review or his community organizing activities?


13 posted on 07/29/2013 7:28:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?”

Spare me!!

If she really DOES run for the DNC nomination, all American TV will be unending, one-wall-to wall Evita infomercial.

That's too bad for those of us who reached the gag point on Evita's howling lies and BS posturing a long time ago!!

14 posted on 07/29/2013 7:28:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: ssaftler
  I think it will be a great mini-series! I'm looking forward to the part where she writes Vince Foster's suicide note for him.
15 posted on 07/29/2013 7:31:20 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm sure they'll portray Hillary's true nature.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 7:32:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: DManA

RE: I’d video tape the scene where she turns beans into $100,000 overnight in cattle futures.

I’d Tivo the part where travel Office Director Billy Dale had to spend his life savings after Diane Lane ( err.. Hillary ) falsely charged him with embezzlement.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 7:34:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A burlap sack bears better resemblence


18 posted on 07/29/2013 7:35:18 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: SeekAndFind
Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

I might need a couple more cases of barf bags. And that's just for the fawning MSM reports, not for actually watching the show.

19 posted on 07/29/2013 7:36:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if they filmed the Fort Marcy Park scenes on location?


20 posted on 07/29/2013 7:36:46 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

There is nothing “mini” about Hellery.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 7:38:11 AM PDT by twister881
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To: DManA
I wonder if they filmed the Fort Marcy Park scenes on location?


22 posted on 07/29/2013 7:40:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Will they show her sneaking off for a quickie romp on the Rose Law Firm conference room table with Chelsea’s dad, Web?


23 posted on 07/29/2013 7:42:32 AM PDT by Hatteras
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So NBC (Nothing But Clintons) will be showing a porno movie for the first time on air. Now where does Billy fit into all this?


24 posted on 07/29/2013 7:43:56 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SeekAndFind

Will Hillary Clinton run on the Real Hillary Clinton or the Hillary Clinton created by NBC


25 posted on 07/29/2013 7:46:14 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

That is a rhetorical question, right?


26 posted on 07/29/2013 7:49:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Chapter Four:Benghazi

Phone call? At 3AM? Nope,I never got one.I clearly remember that I was baking cookies at that time....

27 posted on 07/29/2013 7:50:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would watch to see the part when she last spoke to Vince Foster.


28 posted on 07/29/2013 7:51:21 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Hatteras
Will they show her sneaking off for a quickie romp on the Rose Law Firm conference room table with Chelsea’s dad, Web?

Oh,so *that's* what he meant in that prison phone call when he said he'd have to "roll over" for her one more time.For years I thought he was talking about some sort of coverup.

29 posted on 07/29/2013 7:53:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nathan Lane as Hillary not Diane Lane


30 posted on 07/29/2013 8:13:58 AM PDT by Cyman
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Will it include the sweeping romance of the Hillary-Huma love affair?

"Blow in my ear and I'll follow you anywhere!"

31 posted on 07/29/2013 8:15:33 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: SeekAndFind

Diane Lane

In Hillarys dreams


32 posted on 07/29/2013 8:19:35 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Cyman
Nathan Lane as Hillary not Diane Lane

Yes, I can see how that casting would work.... (after all, Dustin Hoffman did it with Tootsie )


33 posted on 07/29/2013 8:27:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Cool! A Wizard of Oz remake!


34 posted on 07/29/2013 8:33:55 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SeekAndFind

A Hillary Clinton movie? Don’t we have enough zombie shows already?


35 posted on 07/29/2013 9:16:15 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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DUAL AIRBAGS

Photobucket


36 posted on 07/29/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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I’m ready to ignore any mini-series about anything democrat party as fully and assiduously as possible. I’d rather have my gums scraped than have anything to do with the lying, socialist, former first bitch.


37 posted on 07/29/2013 9:54:27 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind
Any similarities?

Physically, no. Diane Lane is actually not bad looking and has aged fairly well.

Politically is a different manner. Lane is possibly a bigger leftist moon bat than Hill-liar-y, if that's possible.

38 posted on 07/29/2013 9:59:56 AM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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YOUNG DIANE LANE


YOUNG HILLARY CLINTON

39 posted on 07/29/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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What difference does it make?

40 posted on 07/29/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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I can’t wait for the scene where she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, charged the shooter with twin Tommy guns blazing, pulled the pin out of a hand grenade with her teeth, and dispatched the guy without breaking a nail.


41 posted on 07/29/2013 10:17:21 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Damn good point!


42 posted on 07/29/2013 12:15:26 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/hillary-clinton-documentary-feature-to-be-produced-for-cnn-1200569397/

CNN to produce Hillary film


43 posted on 07/29/2013 3:18:20 PM PDT by opentalk
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Put these on Lane and paint them flesh color. Will add to accuracy in appearance.


44 posted on 07/30/2013 4:29:39 AM PDT by Lockbar
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