Polyamory on the Tyra Banks Show
The show is unavailable on the Tyra Banks website, and I haven't yet heard from anyone who recorded and YouTubed it. Someone help me out here?
Here's the promo for the show:
Would you share your lover with other women? Managing one relationship is hard enough, but in the world of polyamory, people deal with two or three relationships at the same time! To understand this committed group love, Tyra invites a group of polyamorists to the show to explain how their intimate networks function, how it differs from polygamy, the scheduling of sex and what happens when jealousy occurs. Tyra’s cameras follow a couple who are looking for a third partner out on a date with a potential woman to join their relationship. Plus, a former polyamorist explains his change of heart, and a 16 year old who wants to lead a polyamorous lifestyle!
The backstory: a couple months ago the show's producers went hunting for polys to display, and warnings spread on the poly lists that this was one to avoid that it would probably be stupid and exploitive and awful. In the end, however, the community produced several brave and distinguished volunteers for this hazardous-duty mission: outspoken poly therapist and public speaker Nan Wise, Loving More editor and publisher Robyn Trask, Dawnd and members her family, and others.
Wrote Dawn on the LiveJournal Polyamory community: "Tyra was trying her best to be serious about the subject, while still doing daytime TV. The audience was pretty negative.... My sense is that it will likely be OK, but not as good as the Montel [Williams] show" (a surprisingly well done daytime-TV polyamory exploration that first aired last November).
But after all the fears, the show came out very well judging by comments from Dawn and poly viewers in this LiveJournal/Polyamory discussion and elsewhere. Congratulation to all involved. Your courage created an educational event that has introduced thousands of people to the concept, its perils, and its possibilities for wonders that most people never imagine.
Check out (and add to) the show's comments page.