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By Nathan James
After two decades on nationwide public television, the landmark LGBT newsmagazine, In The Life, will go off the air in December, interim In The Life Media Executive Director Ellen Carton said yesterday.
The groundbreaking program, seen on about 200 stations in the Public Broadcasting system, raised awareness of LGBT issues and highlighted the challenges the community faces in everyday life.
The sometimes controversial series faced increasing difficulty during recent years in obtaining funding for new episodes.
After starting in 1992 as a variety show, In The Life grew into a newsmagazine, reporting on such topics as gay marriage, institutionalized homophobia and transphobia, HIV/AIDS, gays in the military, and recently, President Obama’s breakthrough endorsement of marriage equality.
A PBS spokesperson declined comment.