Out In America, a documentary from Emmy-award winning director Andrew Goldberg examines the lives of LGBT people across the US. The film was made available to PBS stations across the country this week to coincide with National LGBT Pride Month. When the film didn’t appear on local PBS affiliate WCVE’s schedule this week, it prompted a reader message to GayRVA.com via Facebook asking why.
Donna Crossman, Programming Coordinator for WCVE, said she has also received inquiries asking when the film will air. She explained Out In America is a signature program that airs during pledge and membership cycles. PBS affiliates are funded through donations with most pledge cycles around the country beginning in June.
WCVE in Richmond will be having this year’s membership drive in August. They are planning the August schedule now. According to Director of Programming Janet Campbell, Out In America will air the second or third Tuesday in August as part of their independent filmmaker block.
“It was made available nationally, but it wasn’t part of the national schedule,” Campbell explains. ”We are offered a number of programs through PBS and we choose programs that do well in our market – we might use 10 out of the 30 programs they offer.”
Campbell says the August block will be confirmed within the next month. A trailer for the film is below:
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