Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

February 9, 2012

Polyspokespeople on DC television

WJLA TV-7, Washington DC

Earlier this evening Sarah Taub wrote,

We're going to be on TV! Michael, Jonica, and I were interviewed for a piece on open relationships and polyamory that will air on WJLA Channel 7 in Washington DC. Anita Wagner Illig was also interviewed for the piece with her husband Tim [at center and left, with interviewer]. It will air in the 11 PM news.

The interviewer, Rebecca McDevitt, was interested and respectful, and we have high hopes for it being an informative and positive piece.

I just watched it. Yes indeed, 2 minutes 38 seconds of sweet representation. You done good, folks. Watch it here, where there's also a printed article (not an exact transcript). (Feb. 9, 2012).

Here's also a photo album from the show that the station put up.

Anita adds:

...The Newt Gingrich open marriage story has spawned tremendous interest in polyamory once again, and I and several other spokespeople have been fielding requests as fast as we can.

...I'm working with producers for ABC's news show 20/20, who are putting together an episode that addresses the current state of marriage in the US. At this point we are seeking a couple to be interviewed that has some kind of a "monogamish" arrangement, i.e. under certain circumstances it's OK for one or both to have sex outside the relationship. Obviously this is not anything close to true polyamory. If you know anyone who might be willing, please write me off list. Poly people to be filmed have already been lined up.

(You can reach Anita at imapolygirl AT yahoo DOT com. Michael is at mvr-pitm AT rios DOT org.)

Cheers to all these folks for explaining themselves, and by implication the rest of us, with clarity and courage.

(Sarah Taub and Michael Rios.)


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Anonymous Sarah Taub said...

Thanks so much, Alan! It was a lot of fun to do, and we're pleased with how it came out.
FYI, the text on WJLA's website is not a transcript - it's a whole other mini-article, with different "sound bite" quotes from us.

February 10, 2012 1:28 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Fixed. See you soon!

February 10, 2012 7:26 AM  
Blogger Anita Wagner Illig said...

Yes, thanks, Alan! Tim and I are happy with the way it came out, and I think all involved did well. The station did a lot of promos throughout the day, apparently, so by early evening I was already getting word of people who saw the promo pieces and were surprised to see us there (not people in our poly world.)

February 10, 2012 9:33 AM  

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