Scott over at InTheLifeTV.org sent me a sneak a press release and preview of an upcoming segment of "In The Life". I found it so complelling, I thought I would pass it along to you. Unfortunately, Scott asked me not to share the segment (of course, they want you to actually watch the show... duh) but did provide this link to a promotion for the series.I tried to embed the video here but since I am not a techno-wonk and it was harder to figure out than cutting and pasting an embedded link from YouTube I was not able to do it. So you will have to click on the link to view the trailer. Also, you can use this link to a zipcode finder for local public broadcast television stations airing the show.
IN THE LIFE Kicks-off the New Year with Margaret Cho
NEW YORK, December 14, 2007 – IN THE LIFE – the three-time Emmy-nominated series documenting the people and issues shaping the gay experience – kicks off the New Year with a brand new January episode featuring controversial comic, Margaret Cho, going head-to-head with lesbian comic Kate Clinton on everything from ice-truckers to the Senator Larry Craig scandal. “It’s the year of the sorry-old-queen,” says Cho, “a queen who has no piano bar to go to.”
This month’s IN THE LIFE will explore “entrapment” through the lens of the Senator Craig media wildfire, as well as delve into stories on gay rappers, a photo-essay on men who dance with men, update the October’s season premiere story, “A Church Divided,” and look at past IN THE LIFE producer Dan Karslake’s documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So."
In “A Church Divided,” IN THE LIFE examined the growing schism within the Anglican Communion over homosexuality and traditional biblical interpretation. As an update, IN THE LIFE continues to track the battle between conservative and progressive churches. Keeping in that theme, this month’s IN THE LIFE “Real to Reel” looks at the question, what does the bible say about homosexuality? In Dan Karslake’s documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So" he takes on that question.
Gerald Mocarsky is a photographer, who – even as a gay man – felt uncomfortable with looking at "Men Who Dance With Men." Through that photo-essay, Mocarsky not only tells the story of coming to terms with himself, but how he came to see that capturing the beauty, story and language between these men was a step forward toward social acceptance.
Rap is often criticized for promoting violence, objectifying women and being homophobic. It might surprise many to know there's an emerging generation of gay rappers, like Shorty Roc and Kin, who are countering that image head-on, and demonstrating that “one love” includes everyone.
Our final story, “Wide Stance,” examines the Senator Craig scandal and public sex. There exists a world-on-the-margin, where gay and closeted men – some of them married – meet in public spaces for sexual encounters. There's been widespread condemnation for Senator Craig's actions, from both gay and mainstream media. But there's an angle of this story that's been largely glossed-over. IN THE LIFE takes an unflinching historical look at public sex through the lens of Craig's defense: entrapment.
Viewers can watch IN THE LIFE, of see when it airs in their area by going to: http://www.inthelifetv.org/
IN THE LIFE is the pioneering documentary series that tells powerful stories about the people and issues shaping the gay experience, nationally and abroad. IN THE LIFE has a 15-year heritage of producing in-depth segments on a myriad of issues – such as politics, public policy, health, education, religion and spirituality. IN THE LIFE’s mission is to create programming that will foster better understanding and acceptance of the LGBT communities.
IN THE LIFE is a three-time Emmy Award nominee and the winner of numerous awards, including a Lambda Legal Liberty Award, the prestigious Barbara Gittings Award “for contributions to LGBT media” from GLAAD, and the Seigenthaler Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for “excellence in network television.” Previous winners include CBS News’ 60 Minutes and ABC News’ 20/20. IN THE LIFE is produced by In The Life Media, Inc., the national not-for-profit organization dedicated to provocative documentary storytelling about the gay experience.
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