Armistead Maupin, Marvin Hamlisch, Nam Classic

Airs Friday February 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1


Armistead Maupin


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Author of the popular Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin talks about his experience.

“When I came out as a gay man, when I moved to San Francisco and suddenly took a look at my own oppression, then I had to look at everyone else and see… it was a lesson in empathy.”

“I want to stress that my stories include everybody. I have gay and straight characters and bisexual, and there is a transgender landlady. And the fun for me is mixing it up and showing how their hearts are all the same.”


Marvin Hamlisch


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Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch earned Grammys, Emmys, Oscars, Golden Globes, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death. His friends talk about his genius.

“Marvin was one of the few musicians that could cross from Broadway to Hollywood to the concert stage.”


Nam Classic


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Singer-songwriter Nam Classic shares how a painful loss led him to find inspiration in music.

“And I think that’s why my music is so expressive and why each line has so much meaning to it.”

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