TITLE

Split screen

AUTHOR(S)
Ulmer, James
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Daily Variety;3/26/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 65, pA1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses some the claim of some U.S. gay leaders that gay-themed television shows are enjoying record levels of exposure but having a fairly low-level impact on national political discourse. Profound disconnect between what viewers saw on TV and the real-life issues facing the gay community; Education gap; Hollywood's most effective use of star power through its alliances with activist groups; Campaign to fight U.S. President George W. Bush's proposed anti-gay-marriage amendment.
ACCESSION #
12722634

 

Related Articles

  • 'Will & Grace' Had a Relatable Vibe. Wagmeister, Elizabeth // Variety;6/29/2015, Vol. 328 Issue 15, p90 

    The article details how the television program "Will & Grace" helped define the way American looks at gay characters. Topics discussed include the challenges of launching the series in 1998, the success of the television program with over 17 million viewers, and the various awards won by the...

  • Television's Moment Has Been a Long Time Coming. LOWRY, BRIAN // Variety;6/29/2015, Vol. 328 Issue 15, p100 

    The article assesses the role played by American television in altering perceptions on gay rights. Topics discussed include television's role as a progressive force, the impact of popular television personalities coming out such as Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell and Robin Roberts, and the...

  • Televisa network to get gay-sensitivity training. Wockner, Rex // Gay & Lesbian Times;4/28/2005, Issue 905, p34 

    Reports on the training of the staff of Mexican television network Televisa to improve depictions of gays and lesbians in television programs.

  • Gaywatch. Parks, Tim // Gay & Lesbian Times;4/28/2005, Issue 905, p52 

    Focuses on gay characters in television programs in the U.S. Update of shows with gay characters; Criticism on some portrayals of gays on television.

  • Unfair and unbalanced. Brownworth, Victoria A. // Bay Area Reporter;7/12/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 28, p30 

    The article comments on the sorry state of television programs and television broadcasting in the U.S. in 2007. The author laments the poor quality of television programs on American television and their unfair and unbalanced portrayal of gays, as well as a description of several shows and the...

  • Will finds his way. Stewart, Anna // Daily Variety;4/7/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 5, pA6 

    The article talks about the incorporation of a gay role in the television program "Will & Grace" in the U.S. At first, the role played by Will Truman is that of a guy. Slowly, he has been transformed into a gay man. Producers of the sitcom admitted that they want to create a sober gay man in...

  • A bitter harvest. Parks, Tim // Gay & Lesbian Times;8/31/2006, Issue 975, p42 

    The article comments on gay characters on television in the United States. In 2005, American television had 15 gay and lesbian characters on various series that have been cancelled. The author reports on the decline in the number of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters on...

  • Diversity Remains on the Back Burner.  // Television Week;8/29/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 35, p9 

    Comments on the lack of representation of GLBT people in U.S. television. Findings of a survey conducted by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on gay characters in television programs; Programs that helped provide a balance in television; Significance of gay characters.

  • Are You Being SERVED? Halter, Ed // Out;Aug2007, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p64 

    The article focuses on the growth of gay-related television programs in the U.S. It cites the reasons behind the increase in popularity of gay television programs. It details the policy adopted by BBC America in integrating gay content in its programs. It provides a comparison between the U.S....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics