An occasional look at the Hollywood missionaries flocking to enlighten our city. Wednesday's bird of paradise: Nicole Kidman.
Mission: To combat violence against women around the world.
Site: House Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing room.
What she wants: $1 billion over five years for anti-violence programs.
How she looked: Otherworldly gorgeous. Black pantsuit, flawless skin, wavy locks.
How she did: Brief, earnest, informed. The U.N. goodwill ambassador told of meeting survivors in Kosovo and the Congo: "These champions need help -- not with a box of Band-Aids, but with a comprehensive, well-funded effort."
Observation: The Oscar winner was unexpectedly upstaged by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), who shared wrenching childhood stories about seeing his father beat his mother.
Whom we passed up for her: B.D. Wong and Tamara Tunie of "Law & Order: SVU," advocating protection against child abuse; Robert David Hall of "CSI" on disability workplace issues; band Blue October on suicide awareness.
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