A former Fox News host is at the center of a new program with its sights set on exposing what Epix calls “a pervasive culture of sexual harassment held in place for decades by a deeply flawed system” in the halls of Congress. The channel announced plans to roll out “Washington’s War on Women” when its original documentary series “America Divided” returns May 4.
Fronting the program will be Gretchen Carlson, who sued Fox News boss Roger Ailes after exiting the network in 2016. Carlson accused Ailes of sexual harassment, sparking a series of allegations against the longtime Fox News chief that led to his resignation.
“America Divided,” which premiered in September 2016, is produced by Divided Films in association with RadicalMedia. In addition to Norman Lear, Carlson and Jussie Smollett, “America Divided” is executive produced by Lucian Read and Richard Rowley for Divided Films, along with Shoshana Guy, who serves as co-executive producer. Read show-runs and directs. Jon Kamen and Justin Wilkes serve as executive producers for RadicalMedia. Lear’s producing partner, Brent Miller, serves as an executive producer for their Act III Productions.