Search Results for: Dorothee Benz

Jun 01 1993

In the Life

PBS Keeps Its Distance From Gay Programming

Once a month, In the Life broadcasts on 60 public television stations throughout the country, reaching an estimated audience of 4 million. The independently produced half-hour variety show, sponsored by New York City PBS affiliate WNET, is the nation’s first nationally distributed, gay-oriented television show. In the Life began broadcasting in 1992, the culmination of more than a decade of efforts by executive producer John Scagliotti to bring programming to the country’s gay population. Enthusiastic audience response attests to the show’s importance to a constituency beleaguered by right-wing violence and threats. The show offers practically the only consistently positive image […]

Oct 01 1992

The Media Factor Behind the ‘Hillary Factor’


Hillary Clinton has been victimized by social expectations and political traditions that are still remarkably sexist in their prescription of what women can and cannot do–and the sexist biases of news organizations helped fuel this phenomenon.

Jul 01 1991

Extra! July/August 1991

Articles in the print edition The Op-Ed Assault Gays Bring PBS Out of the Closet by Chris Bull FAIR to Congress: Give the Public Access to Airwaves by Jeff Cohen Hunger in Africa A story untold until too late by Jane Hunter and Steve Askin Africa Reporting Through the Years by Africa News Buthelezei: Apartheid Opponent or Client? by Dorothee Benz Reader’s Digest Condenses Africa A continent reduced to right-wing cliches by John Summa Public Service, Private ideologies Non-profit commercials are selling the status quo by Steve Rhodes Free of Which Drugs? Re-PUBLIC-an Service Announcements In Daily News Strike’s Aftermath…Journalists […]