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Harry Thomason to Discuss New Memoir at Clinton Center


In his new memoir Brother Dog: Southern Tales & Hollywood Adventures, Arkansas film and television producer Harry Thomason lays out his story of growing up in the Natural State and his rise to fame as a filmmaker and friend to the stars.

Thomason will be speaking at the Clinton Presidential Center on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m., as part of the Clinton School Speaker Series. He will be speaking about his new book and his life to-date.

Born in 1940 in Hampton, Thomason began directing and producing films in the 1970s before moving to television. One of his most early notable productions was 1982’s mini-series The Blue and the Gray.

However, his most famous works came during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Along with his wife, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, he produced the television show Designing Women, which ran from 1986 to 1993. He also produced the Burt Reynolds-starring show Evening Shade, set in Arkansas.

Thomason has been a prominent supporter and friend of Bill Clinton during his career. According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, he produced a biography of Clinton – The Man from Hope – that aired during the 1992 Democratic National Convention. He went on to produce the documentary The Hunting of a President, about efforts to discredit Clinton.

The lecture will be free and open to the public. Reserve seats by emailing or by calling (501) 683-5239.

Those unable to attend can watch the talk by livestream. Click here to view the livestream.

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