SISSYDUDE LOVES: VITO RUSSO’S OUR TIME!!! Here’s THE FIRST episode & THE LAST from 1983…
Episode 1, February 16, 1983, Lesbian & Gay History
JEFFREY SCHWARZ: In 1983, Vito Russo produced and co-hosted “Our Time,” a television series focused on the gay community. The thirteen episodes that ran on public television station WNYC tackled important issues such as gay history, drag, alcoholism, race, and a famous episode at the dawn of the AIDS crisis featuring Larry Kramer. On-air guests included luminaries such as Harry Hay, Rita Mae Brown, Tennessee Williams, Harvey Fierstein, Quentin Crisp, Lily Tomlin and many other notable public figures.
30 years after “Our Time” originally aired, we are able to share this groundbreaking series with the world. With the exception of two missing episodes, we have posted each show in its entirety for scholars, historians, and a whole new generation who may not be familiar with Vito’s legacy.
This is the Final Episode, Episode 13, May 9, 1983 featuring Lily Tomlin (as Mrs. Judith Beasley) & Harvey Fierstein backstage at “Torch Song Trilogy”
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