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The RBG Documentary is Coming to TV

RBG Movie

The new documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, premiered in May to rave reviews. The film traced her status as a Jewish feminist icon, and gave viewers a rare glimpse into her life — her marriage, her workout, and more.

And if you missed it in theaters, have no fear: The film is coming to TV. CNN will air RBG on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3rd), as well as on the evening that Rosh Hashanah begins, on Sunday, Sept. 9th. (What a way to celebrate the New Year!) The movie has already been a box-office success — earning nearly $14 million — and we are beyond excited that it will be accessible at home.

In an interview prior to the doc’s release, the filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West explained,“We felt that Justice Ginsburg had a lot of fans, many younger millennial fans, and many of them really didn’t know her extraordinary story and the role she played in winning rights for women.”

After watching RBG, there is no doubt in your mind she’s an extraordinary woman. Just check out the trailer:

(Note: this is not the Oscar-bait biopic starring Felicity Jones, which is a bit more controversial.)

CNN is going all out in promoting RBG, including — what else? — starting a podcast about the venerable Justice. The podcast, “RBG: Beyond Notorious,” is a 6-part series hosted by CNN’s Poppy Harlow and Jeffrey Toobin. According to the podcast’s description, “Guests include her granddaughter Clara Spera, her law school classmate Professor Arthur Miller, and equal pay activist and Supreme Court plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter, as well as CNN’s own SCOTUS experts.”

RBG is all the more important in light of understanding Ginsburg’s legacy. She recently told audiences she has “at least five more years” on the bench, which would bring her to a total of 30 years on the Supreme Court. (Keep exercising, RBG!)

As RBG Movie recently tweeted, “Come for the notorious dissents, stay for the heartwarming love story.” We definitely will.

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