Over the summer The UCLA Film and Television Archive launched a new digital portal of LGBT media materials in concert with the trailblazing TV series In the Life. In addition to a complete collection of In the Life episodes (actually all of the over 190 episodes aren’t up yet), the portal features “other contextualizing material, including a commissioned essay, “The Time of Our Lives: In the Life – America’s LGBT News Magazine,” by Stephen Tropiano, Ithaca College; an oral history with seminal indie filmmaker Pat Rocco; a lecture by LGBT scholar Lillian Faderman; and a list of LGBT media, history and advocacy resources…Jayne Baron Sherman, a board member of In the Life Media, said, ‘This living legacy of ‘In the Life’ provides generations with documentation and history that exists nowhere else and helps chronicle and explain the LGBT movement over the past 20-plus years.'” –UCLA Newsroom
In the Life ran from 1992-2012 and for most of those years followed a news magazine format that provided award-winning journalism for and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Eventually it aired in over 200 public TV markets.