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In The Life

American As Apple Pie (#705)

For this second annual OAmerican as Apple Pie episode, IN THE LIFE looks at gay participation in some of the most conservative social institutions in American society. Some of the stories will include: Politics: In this segment, we will map a shifting focus in the gay civil rights movement, while illustrating how far the gay community has come in the eyes of the law and how far there is to go. Family: Meet Gair Bridges and Ron Travis, a gay couple from Eldora, Iowa, who received that cityOs 1996 Foster Parents of the Year award for their commitment to eighteen children theyOve cared for and loved over the years. A Day in the Life of Virginia Apuzzo: For thirty years Ms. Apuzzo hasbeen one of the gay rights movementOs most visible activists, and now as Assistant to the President for Management and Administration, she is the highest ranking openly gay official to serve in the federal government. Entertainment: A profile of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, creators of the independent production company, World of Wonder. This media savvy team has a knack for turning gay alternative images and artists into mainstream phenomenons. Religion: This story will track several religions in their efforts toaffirm or deny their congregations gay and lesbian members. Awards: This segment takes a look at how gay not for profit organizations have taken the tradition of award programs and made it their own. [58 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Produced by In The Life Media, IN THE LIFE is the longest running television show documenting the gay experience. IN THE LIFE is a three-time Emmy Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, and the recipient of the Courage Award from the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, the Seigenthaler Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for "excellence in network television," and a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine" (2009).

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