gay rights

Why Would Anyone Protest Walter Cronkite?

By |2019-03-13T18:19:07-04:00July 30th, 2009|Blog|

When I first heard that Fred Phelps, the famous anti-gay activist, planned to protest the funeral of one of the modern heroes of journalism, the late Walter Cronkite, I thought I had missed something in The New York Times obituary.  I combed through it again, revisiting those classic moments in broadcast history that have been replayed over and over:  the [...]

Teacher fired for pushing for class project on The Laramie Project

By |2019-03-13T15:13:05-04:00March 17th, 2009|Blog|

Following good news of Steve Martin’s bailout, there’s more bad news on the high school drama front. USA Today reports on the firing of a teacher who led a class project on The Laramie Project – a play and film based on responses from Laramie residents after the murder of Matthew Shepherd. The teacher – Debra Taylor – led a [...]