Tina Brown is a journalists, editor, columnist and author. She became the Editor in Chief of Tatler Magazine at the age of 25 and went on to edit The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. She currently edits the online news site the Daily Beast.The Daily Beast
Shenandoah Valley Baseball
Kevin Connolly takes a trip to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to find out about the hometown league where America's baseball stars of tomorrow play, all the while hoping to take the eye of a scout from one of the big teams.Shenandoah Valley Baseball League
And talks to Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series of novels, about the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, and what gay people do when the time comes for them to retire.
Even in some of the most progressive and gay-friendly cities in the United States gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual Americans are uncertain of the quality of care and services that will be available to them as they age. Americana's Jocelyn Frank talks with a collection of seniors from the San Francisco area who've lived their middle years out and proud and are now looking for gay-friendly retirement options to keep from being forced back into the closet.
Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. The climate of freedom and tolerance he found in his adopted city inspired him to come out publicly as homosexual in 1974. Two years later he launched his “Tales of the City” serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades. Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.Armistead Maupin
Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.
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