Last night, the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were held in New York and Vito, the GLAAD Media Award-nominated documentary about the life of GLAAD co-founder Vito Russo, took home the Emmy in Outstanding Research. Watch the trailer below.
Producer/director Jeffery Schwarz and producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles just wrapped a successful Kickstarter campaign that will allow them to digitize all thirteen episodes of Russo's groundbreaking 1983 TV series Our Time and upload to YouTube to share with a new generation. The series ran on public access channel WNYC in 1983 for thirteen episodes and covered a range of important issues including LGBT history, drag, and the early days of AIDS crisis. Guests included ACT UP founding member Larry Kramer, gay pioneer Harry Hay, writers Rita Mae Brown, Quentin Crisp and Tennessee Williams, actors Harvey Fierstein and Lily Tomlin and several other prominent figures.
On the television side, out anchor Anderson Cooper's AC360 picked up the Emmy in Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis.