Feb. 27, 2017
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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When We Rise

“When We Rise” chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece tells the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

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01x08 Part 8 Aired: Mar. 05, 2017

Cleve organizes a march on Washington D.C. to protest California's Proposition 8; Roma uses her past experiences to fight for health care …

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  • Arliss Howard and Richard Schiff previously appeared together in Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
  • Based on Cleve Jones' 2016 memoir of the same title.
  • Rob Reiner plays David Blankenhorn, a defender of Proposition 8. In real life, Reiner co-founded the American Foundation for Equal Rights for the purpose of challenging Proposition 8 in court.
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