Monika: Today it is my pleasure and honour to interview Eden Lane, a television journalist and producer, homemaker, wife and mother, the only American broadcast journalist that is known to be transgender, 2011 Denver Post Ovation Award Winner, the host of Colorado Public Television's "In Focus with Eden Lane," a weekly interview program about arts and culture. Hello Eden!
Monika: Your coming out was unintentional. Some time ago, during political coverage, your transgender status was used in a dirty campaign against some of your subjects, both Democrat and Republican. Did you have any strategy how to react to such dirty tricks? Did you ever expect that your transgender status would be an issue?
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Someday sponsors, news directors. agents, producers, and media organizations large and small will learn they needn’t be afraid to use trans men and women on camera beyond reality shows.
|Interviews for "Official Rejection".|
Larverne Cox has delivered compelling work in Orange Is The New Black, and Musical Chairs. Janet Mock’s unflinching new memoir Redefining Realness gives us a look at a powerful young trans woman of color most people have never read before. Chaz Bono was invited into America’s living rooms in primetime.
Newsrooms are examining how they report on transpeople, so even though there is plenty of room for improvement, the doors are opening, the conversations are starting, and amazing trans men and women are refusing to keep quite.
Monika: At that time of your transition, did you have any transgender role models that you could follow?
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|On stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House|
during the auction for Opera Colorado.