Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Lesbian "Buster" Episode Showing Feb. 2

Boston's PBS station, WGBH, will show the lesbian families episode of Postcards from Buster [see our commentary below] on Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. The Boston Globe reports that the decision to broadcast it now, instead of delaying it until late March, was made "in light of [U.S. Secy. of Education] Spelling's comments, PBS's decision [to pull the episode], and a blitz of media coverage." A spokeswoman for WGBH said, "We felt that it was in the interest of our audience to have the opportunity to see the program and form their own opinion about it, rather than rely on the descriptions of others." According to the Globe, the show targets 6- to 10-year olds, and is "a program about diversity".