Media Featuring Donna

(12/05/2016) The State: Irmo’s Donna Rice Hughes interview with Barbara Walters to air Tuesday

Donna Rice Hughes, who burst on the national scene as Donna Rice in 1987, will revisit her relationship with then Senator Gary Hart and the scandal that ended his presidential campaign with Barbara Walters.

The Irmo High and University of South Carolina grad was interviewed for “Barbara Walters Presents,” which will be broadcast from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday on Investigation Discovery (Time Warner Cable channel 138).

“I sat down with Barbara in June for a couple of hours to tape the interview,” Hughes said. “The one-hour show covers my journey over the past several decades.”

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Media Profiles/Book Chapters on Donna

Inside People: The Stories Behind the Stories (1994)

Columbian Metropolitian Magazine (Summer 1997)

San Francisco Chronicle (November 9, 1998)

Donna's Faith Journey

Lamp Unto My Feet: A Verse-A-Day Devotional
365 Christian Leaders Share the Scriptures That Have Guided Their Lives

By Art Toalston, Harper Collins, 1997
Excerpt on pages 137-138

"Donna Rice Hughes, director of communications and marketing, “Enough Is Enough!” campaign to reduce sexual violence and prevent children, women, men, and families from becoming victims by combating child pornography and hard-core pornography; featured in “Donna Rice: My Faith Gave Me Strength,” a three-page article in People magazine’s twentieth-anniversary issue, recounting God’s healing after national publicity derailing the presidential campaign of Gary Hart in 1987.

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Ordinary Miracles: True Stories of an Extraordinary God Who Works in our Everyday Lives

by Rebekah Montgomery, Barbour Publishing, 2000
Excerpt on pages 189-195

In a fashion that was both amusing and miraculous, God provided protection for Elisha and his servant when the king of Aram threw all of his resources into capturing Elisha (2 Kings 6:8-23). God struck the soldiers blind and then led the hunters on a wild, fruitless chase. 

At one time, the press mercilessly harassed Donna Rice Hughes. Reporters wanted to question her about a suspected affair with a presidential candidate. When she refused their interview requests, they retaliated by destroying her reputation with innuendo. Now, years later, she had a sexually sensitive cause to promote. What would the press do to her now? 

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