Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Access: The LGBT Press & The Candidates

Tomorrow we will be doing the show from Washington, live (same time as usual, 2-6 EST), at the National Gay and Lesbians Journalists Association's LGBT Media Summit. It's going to be an interesting and passionate discussion of where the LGBT press is right now in having access to the presidential candidates. Some people feel we've gone backwards, having less access because we're more of a hot potato. Others think not, though all acknowledge that the candidates still tread carefully on the gay stuff. Listen in and of course call in with your thoughts -- though you'll be competing with a studio audience!

We'll be in DC at the conference for the remainder of the weekend. On Friday host Diana Cage of Sirius OutQ and on will be the only two panelists interview by Susan Stamberg of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." The topic: The Art of the Brodcast Interview. Should be fun.

We head to Denver on Sunday, and of course we'll be covering the DNC all week. But more on that later. Below is a description of tomorrow show at the convention. Please join us.

Access: The LGBT Press & The Candidates

The Michelangelo Signorile Show

Be part of the studio audience of one of Sirius OutQ’s most popular radio programs. Host Michelangelo Signorile helps NLGJA celebrate the 5th anniversary of the LGBT Media Summit by hosting a live broadcast from the event’s closing plenary. Michelangelo and his guests will discuss what access the LGBT press has to the major candidates. What have we learned from the primary campaign and how should we be positioning for the big contest? And, when they will talk, how do we approach those LGBT issues some are reluctant to address?
Host: Michelangelo Signorile, Journalist, Author & Talk Show Host
Pam Spaulding, Blogger, Pam’s House Blend
Lisa Keen, Freelance Writer
Kevin Naff, Editor, Washington Blade
Kerry Eleveld, News Editor, The Advocate