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

April 29, 2014

Poly news report on southern TV

WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)
WYMA-TV (Greenville, SC)

This morning in the inland Carolinas, a local TV news show aired a superficial and "balanced" 4½-minute report on polyamory. They called it a trend, failed to define it clearly, showed open-marriage advocates and counselors Carl and Kenya Stevens (who recently moved to Asheville, NC), then two brief snips from an interview with poly researcher Antoinette Izzo at the University of Las Vegas, then a counselor who says this never works, and to close, an old married couple who say they can't imagine anything but monogamous love being real:

(If the javascript video link above fails, you can watch here.)

The correct way to view "news" reports like this, IMO, is that they accomplish one thing: they put the word in front of people. A few who have never heard of it will have a flash of revelation. The most important bit we see is someone looking it up on Wikipedia. A certain handful of viewers will do this, and their lives may change forever.

An expanded transcript is on both stations' websites, including parts that got cut from TV including more from Izzo. In the comments, go help out the valiant few who are representing our side well.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw man I saw commercials for this and got mildly excited because of the use of the term "polyamory" relatively correctly. I know I should have expected as much, but I got my hopes up that it would be less negative and more just misinformed. I was wrong. It's not like nc/sc have a great track record with acceptance, but come on.

April 30, 2014 9:04 AM  

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