'The myths about Clarence Thomas get blown away by this film,' says director Michael Pack

"He has a great life story," says Clarence Thomas documentary filmmaker.

The Randy Tobler Show
May 18, 2020 - 5:30 am
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(KFTK) –   Michael Pack, Producer and director of, "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words," joined Randy to preview the films debut on PBS stations nationwide this week, including tonight on KETC in St Louis.

Pack says the film airing on PBS has caused some interesting reactions.

"It is true, I think, that some people can only see Justice Thomas through their ideological lens, and some comments on the film have been like that," says Pack. "People who are professional Thomas haters, hate the film. But I like to  think that fair minded liberals would see it as a very interesting film, because he has a great life story."

The film shares Thomas's story as he worked from a poverty stricken youth through Yale law school, and beyond and remarkably had a stop in Missouri working for the state's then Attorney General, John Danforth.

"When he graduated from Yale Law School, because it was perceived that he got it based on affirmative action," says Pack, "he probably was not as smart as the white students at Yale Law School, he got no job offers except from John Danforth to work for the Attorney General's office in St Louis, Missouri."

 

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