Donald Trump’s first Congressional speech will interrupt the four-night originally planned When We Rise mini-series event on ABC. The eight-hour movie will premiere as originally planned on February 27, take a break the following night for Trump, and then return Wednesday through Friday (March 1-3) for three two-hour installments.
Written by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and produced by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), the series will tell the story of the fight for LGBT rights, ranging from the Stonewall riots to the contemporary struggle for marriage equality. The phenomenal cast promises to deliver, with actors such as Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Black hopes that Trump will watch the show and learn something: “If Donald Trump actually watches the show he might like the show…I think a lot of people who voted for Donald Trump will love this show. I don’t see this show as trying to speak to only half of the country. I didn’t write the show for half the country.”
But knowing that Rosie is in the series, we’re doubtful he’ll be watching the mini-series with good intentions in his heart.