Scheduled for sometime between now and the 2016 election, NBC is preparing to film a four-hour miniseries on potential 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Report from Fox News:
A miniseries about Hillary Clinton, timed to precede the 2016 presidential election, is part of NBC’s effort to create “event” programming that will draw viewers to the shrinking world of broadcast network TV, the network’s programming chief said Saturday.
Though Clinton hasn’t announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for president, Greenblatt spoke as if her candidacy is expected.
“Hillary” could air before Clinton announces her decision, but the timing has yet to be determined, he said.
The four-hour miniseries “Hillary,” starring Diane Lane as the former first lady and secretary of state, is one such bid for distinctive programming, Greenblatt said.
If aired during an election year, could a series like this run the risk of violating the Equal Time rule? Could the potential Republican nominee also demand a miniseries chronicling their life and accomplishments? For that matter, what about any third-party candidates garnering more than, say, 5% of the national vote? I doubt it but it makes for a good discussion.