Cultural Legacies: From Preservation to Performance
First Aired: May 1, 2001
A visit to the Lesbian Herstory Archives; profiles of cartoonists Jennifer Campper (“Rude Girls and Dangerous Women”) and Howard Cruse (“Stuck Rubber Baby”); reviews of an all-male production of “Romeo & Juliet” and “Hamlet,” as performed by the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company; profiles of dancer/choreographers Chris D.C. Ramos and David Rousseve; and the story of Billy Tipton, a jazz-band leader during the 1940s and '50s who, upon his death, was discovered to be a woman. Kate Clinton hosts.
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- Premiered: June 25, 1992
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A gay and lesbian-themed magazine series that includes investigative reports and profiles of newsmakers, along with features on aspects of gay culture. The series drew fire even before it aired when then-senator Bob Dole attacked it as a `gay Ed Sullivan s… (more)