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In the Life: Celebrating a Historic Television Legacy

In the Life
September 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm
John Scagliotti, creator of In the Life; producer Jacqueline Gares.

This program celebrates the legacy of the Emmy-nominated public television news magazine In the Life, with a selection of its most memorable moments, which feature luminaries such as Lily Tomlin, Joan Rivers, director Todd Haynes, Liza Minnelli, The Flirtations and original host Kate Clinton.  From 1992 to 2012, the venerable program earned a place as the LGBT community’s media source of record.  Solid reporting, interviews with noted leaders and cultural figures, and coverage of major historical events provided authentic, self-determined queer images and messages to a previously underserved mass audience.  The program documented the community’s diversity, long-term struggles and triumphs, as well as presenting superb music, comedy and other artistic expression.

The Legacy Project has recently been enriched by a historic deposit of almost 200 In the Life episodes, along with outtakes and other related materials.  These programs will be made available to researchers and the public for free, principally on a new digital portal that will launch in fall 2014.

DigiBeta, color, approx. 90 min.

Outfest members receive 2 for 1 admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office for all Legacy Project screenings!

Watch the conversation with Jacqueline Gares and John Scagliotti, moderated by former UCLA Film & Television Archive head of public programs Shannon Kelley: