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TV Pick: Scandal

TV Pick: Scandal

Shonda Rhimes has done it again. The creator of successful shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” has added a third notch to her belt with “Scandal.”

“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington (“Night Catches Us”) as famed D.C. crisis management maven Olivia Pope. Her character is an exaggerated take on real-life D.C. crisis manager Judy Smith, who graduated from AU’s Washington College of Law and was the first African-American woman to serve as the executive editor of the American University Law Review. Before the show, her firm Smith & Company was already high-profile, with clients like Michael Vick and Monica Lewinsky.

“Scandal” has equally interesting clients, such as Supreme Court hopefuls avoiding an escort controversy and a case curiously mirroring that of Monica Lewinsky. Yet, what is the most intriguing all along is Pope herself.

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