Nightly News   |  October 06, 2011

Hill says role in Clarence Thomas hearing was worthwhile

Anita Hill was back in Washington Thursday, almost 20 years since she played an important role in the hearings to confirm Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And Anita Hill was back in Washington today, coming up on 20 years since those explosive hearings to confirm Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court . The hearings sparked a huge public debate in this country and changed the rules of the American workplace forever. Looking back on it today, she said her role in the hearings was worthwhile.

Ms. ANITA HILL: I could not be happier than I am right now because I know that that testimony, no matter whatever anyone says and no matter who sits on the bench today, I know that that testimony was not in vain.

WILLIAMS: Professor Anita Hill today at Georgetown in Washington .