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

January 22, 2020

Watch, and comment on, polyfolks on ABC-TV's Tamron Hall Show. Airs Thursday Jan. 23

--- UPDATE --- The show airs at different times in different cities. List.

This just in from Chrissy Holman via the Polyamory Leadership Network list:

We have some exciting news for the entire non-monogamy community. On Thursday, 1/23 (yes, this Thursday), Kevin Patterson of Poly Role Models, Antoinette Crumby Patterson, Pace and myself will be on the Tamron Hall show on ABC/Disney, talking about polyamory and open relationships. EXCITING! They will be talking to the four of us about what our polyamory looks like, and how we relationship in this dynamic. This outlet seems highly sympathetic, which is both rare and gorgeous. This is a nationally syndicated talk show with over a million viewers. This is a huge deal for our community, and we hope you’ll join us in destigmatizing and normalizing non-monogamy… but we need your help.

Here’s How You Can Help!

1. Tune in to the show! We are LIVE on Thursday, 1/23. Find your channel or stream here [near top of page]: https://www.tamronhallshow.com

2. Share this information on your social media and with your email lists. Wrangle all your non-monogamous friends across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other channels, and let them know where to tune in, and how they can also help. I've provided sample copy below, so edit at will, but make sure you use the provided hashtags and promote Kevin's work (links below). Start conversations where you can.

3. Help us moderate the comments sections across the Tamron Hall social media channels (listed below for your convenience). The show has covered non-monogamy before, and as expected, there are some not-so-positive comments. How do we combat stigma and judgment? With accurate information! Your lived experience matters here. If you’re good at keeping a cool head and want to educate some misinformed people, the comments sections across the Tamron Hall show channels are a great place to help. In addition to promoting Kevin’s work (links below), tagging his pages (@polyrolemodels), share your own experiences.

Thank you so very much for your time and energy! Let’s normalize non-monogamy!

Tamron Hall Show Social Media:

Promote Kevin’s Work!

Sample Copy (edit for your own voice, but make sure you use the hashtags and tag Kevin @polyrolemodels and link to his work where appropriate):

Exciting news! On Thursday, 1/23, Kevin Patterson of @polyrolemodels, Antoinette Patterson, Pace, and Chrissy Holman will be live on the Tamron Hall show on ABC/Disney, talking about polyamory and open relationships. Find your channel or stream here: https://www.tamronhallshow.com/ #TamronHallShow #TamronHall #polyamory #openrelationships #nonmonogamy #polyrolemodels

Hashtag Bank:
#TamronHallShow #TamronHall #polyamory #openrelationships #nonmonogamy #polyrolemodels

BTW, in the How It's Done department: If you're ever going to be on a TV show yourself, this a model for how to crank up community support.

The Tamron Hall show, aimed mainly at women who are at home on weekday mornings, runs for 1 hour starting at different times of day in different cities. List of times. No word on when during the hour the polycule will be on. The show does not seem to post its full episodes online, at least not right away.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched. It certainly was positive, but felt very brief. It was the second half of the hour and, subtracting commercials, maybe 15 minutes total. This included a short segment with a professor from Stanford.
So it was positive, serious, but not very deep.


January 23, 2020 9:45 PM  

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