IN THE LIFE – THE FINAL EPISODE Premiers This December on Public Television
New York, NY, December 4, 2012 – This month, In The Life Media broadcasts the final episode of its Emmy nominated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newsmagazine, IN THE LIFE.
At a time when LGBT people were virtually invisible in media, IN THE LIFE became the first to bring real stories, struggles and issues about the LGBT experience into living rooms across the country. In the final episode, we look back at highlights from its 20 years on public television. “Farewell IN THE LIFE” features interviews with IN THE LIFE’s founding producers and hosts, LGBT activists and cultural icons and clips from the incredible IN THE LIFE archive documenting the movement’s most critical moments and issues.
“It’s has been an extraordinary privilege and responsibility to amplify the voice of those who spoke out when they were told to say silent, tell the stories of those who stood for love in the face of hate, and document the LGBT march toward equality,” said ITLM Interim Executive Director Ellen Carton. “We are so proud of our legacy as the most honored and respected producer of LGBT journalism on television and online.”
Much has changed since IN THE LIFE first premiered. LGBT people now figure prominently in television news and media. A majority of Americans, including the President, now support marriage equality. Studies show that visibility is the driving force behind this rapid shift in cultural attitudes toward the LGBT community.
“As the media organization that pioneered LGBT visibility on television,” says ITLM Co-Chair Jayne Sherman, “we believe ITLM played a significant role in this historic progress.”
WATCH “Farewell IN THE LIFE” now:â¨
“Farewell IN THE LIFE” is now airing on public television stations across the country and available for free video streaming from the In The Life Media website. To find out when it will air in your local area, to stream or download it, go to http://www.ITLMedia.org. To receive the latest updates about In The Life Media, follow us on twitter @ITLMedia and like us on at facebook.com/inthelifemedia.
ABOUT IN THE LIFE MEDIA
For twenty years, In The Life Media has been a leading media organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. One of the nation’s most honored and influential LGBT groups, In The Life Media creates social and political change by examining issues critical to LGBT individuals and providing audiences with powerful ways to advance equality within, and beyond, their communities. Produced by In The Life Media, the Emmy-nominated series, IN THE LIFE, was the first—and remains the only—LGBT newsmagazine on public television. IN THE LIFE is a two-time Emmy Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, a Seigenthaler Award recipient from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a Ribbon of Hope Award recipient from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: www.ITLMedia.org
ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION
IN THE LIFE is distributed by American Public Television. APT has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at WORLDcompass.org. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. For more information on Create, visit CreateTV.com.