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USA’s Oldest GLBT Newspaper Prepares for 40th Anniversary

April 7th is the birthday of Francis Ford Coppola and Jerry Brown. It’s also, this year, the date of a 40th anniversary party for another northern California fixture, the Bay Area Reporter (a.k.a. B.A.R.).

StarkInsider.com reporter Chris Wright takes a fond look at the country’s oldest continuously publishing newspaper serving the gay community. The publication has come a long way since the day co-founder Bob Ross delivered the first issue by means of a 1969 Ford Mustang:

“The Bay Area Reporter has seen amazing changes in its 40 years of publication,” said current publisher Thomas E. Horn. “Beginning little more than a ‘bar rag,’ the B.A.R. has become the most respected and longest, continuously published GLBT newspaper in America.”

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WNET Launches Video Portal For WLIW, But Furloughs Loom

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— the parent company of New York’s local television stations Thirteen and WLIW21 — has some good news and some bad news. The good news is WLIW21 (which also happens to be the third most-watched PBS station in the country), is launching a new video portal for their Web site.

Though you can already watch some WLIW21 shows online, starting tomorrow, “You will see a video portal akin to www.pbs.org/video — a one-stop shop for viewing thousands of hours of national and local programming,” a WNET publicist told FishbowlNY. So, for the first time ever, you won’t even need a television to zone out to Bob Ross. The future: Today!

The bad news?

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