Gay TV On May 30th, 1997, mainstream television was changed forever by three little words. When Ellen DeGeneres' character on the autobiographical and hugely popular sitcom called appropriately enough 'Ellen' uttered the words 'I am gay', lots of television producers wanted to jump on Ms. DeGeneres' bandwagon and lots of conservative anti-gay groups didn't want open homosexuals on TV at all.
These days, mainstream television features gay characters on many shows. The American sitcom 'Will and Grace', the teen-soap 'Dawson's Creek', 'Friends', 'The Simpsons', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', the British series 'Queer as Folk', and German-made television shows like 'Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten' - all these TV programs have main characters who are gay. The growing presence of homosexuals on TV is good news for some, bad news for others.
On Saturday's Reality Check, we will be focusing on GAY TV. We'll be talking to the executive producer of a 24 hour gay channel, we'll get some perspective from an anti-defamation and gay rights lobby, we'll discuss the presence of homosexuals on Austrian TV, and we'll get some viewpoints on GAY TV from a representative of a 'family values media-watchdog organisation. The ongoing debate concerning homosexuals on commercial television is rather heated and Saturday's Reality Check promises to be just as hot.
FM4 Supersonnig ignoriert die Widrigkeiten des Wetters.
It's the economy, dude: Unser neuer Webhost, der Pinguin, bekannt aus Print und TiV (und wohnhaft in Malmoe) bietet Werkzeuge zur geistigen Selbstverteidigung in Wirtschaftsfragen.
Am Samstag präsentieren Michelle Grinser und Florian Horwath (Grom) im Wiener Flex ihr Album Sadness Sells, das im August auf dem Hamburger Label Ladomat erscheint. An den Plattengeräten begleiten werden sie Patrick Pulsinger (Cheap), Turner (Ladomat) und Heiko M/S/O (Playhouse).
Debatte um die Matura: Der Bundesschulsprecher Jakob Huber und ein Maturant diskutieren über Matura und mögliche Veränderungen.
Live: Gonzales, recorded on Tuesday, 28.5.2002 at the Vienna WUK.
Gonzales über alles: The canadian "entertainist" with the safari hat is on Staatsbesuch in Austria. Chilly Gonzales gives the audience a private tour of his "Presidential Suite" - the maestro's 3rd album on Berlin's Kitty Yo-label. A romantic/evil, man/woman show with costumes and sweat, from baroque to broadway and back. Let's groove again!
Gonzales live in the FM4 Spielzimmer, this Saturday at midnight.