TELEVISION: Designing Congresswoman

The Clintons' best Hollywood pals set a sitcom in Washington

Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, you will recall, are the very rich television producers (Designing Women, Evening Shade) who caused a stir during the early days of the Clinton Administration on account of their close friendship with the President and his wife and their constant presence at the White House. Washington has changed considerably since then: the Thomasons have been swept out of town (or at least out of sight) and the Republicans have swept in. All of which may have sharpened the Thomasons' sense of outrage but not their satirical skills.

Women of the House, the couple's new sitcom that...

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