We had a great time talking about Nothing to Hide, which at 20 years was the longest-running LGBT television program when its creator and producer, David Runyon, died in 2001. Scott Seyforth from the UW-Madison history department and Eric Allin of Madison’s public access television station WYOU, the home of Nothing to Hide, talked about the historical importance of the show, and we played a couple of show excerpts, including the speech of Wisconsin Governor Lee Dreyfus when he signed the nation's first gay right's law in 1982.
On Friday, WYOU will be transferring the show's master tapes to UW-Madison Memorial Library so it’s accessible to historians and community members. Dedication festivities will be held on the library's 4th floor (featuring brand new cork planks, we're told) from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on November 12. Featured speakers include U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin and State Representative Spencer Black.