y – All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State
Premiers Monday, April 28th at 9pm
The compelling and entertaining biographical portrait chronicles the political life of former Texas Democratic governor Ann Richards, who rose to power in a conservative state and effected sweeping reforms in gun control and women’s rights laws, as well as the state prison system.
Featuring interviews with notables such as Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Michael Dukakis, the film is directed by Keith Patterson.
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