In the Life

Season 14 Episode 8

Family Ties

Aired Unknown May 01, 2006 on PBS
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Family Ties
Rated: TV-PG

This month on In the Life, "FAMILY TIES," celebrates the rich and diverse world of the family. This episode is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning talk show host and mother of four Rosie O’Donnell, who believes that all families, regardless of the sexual orientation of the parents or children, are more alike than they are different.

This November on In the Life, America’s gay and lesbian newsmagazine presents "FAMILY TIES," an episode highlighting the rich and complex world of the family. This program is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell.

Toshi Reagon has been a force of nature on the music scene for years. Her powerful songwriting combined with her compelling live performances have created a remarkable bond between her and her audiences. In "Passing it On" Toshi describes how her music, family, and friends are all part of the same great circle.

All marriages begin with hope for a permanent union, but gay or straight, not all families end up staying together. In "A Civil War," In the Life looks at one family, now torn apart, with two mothers and two states battling over the future of one little girl. This is a personal story, but also a legal case with broad political and social ramifications for the entire LGBT community.

In this month’s Real To Reel, In the Life features excerpts from the documentary "Paternal Instinct" that reveal the extraordinary and unpredictable journey of a gay couple and a surrogate mother in their quest to have a child. For filmmaker Murray Nossel, it also became a seven-year journey of self-discovery.moreless

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