Viewing GAZE-TV (University of Minnesota Libraries)

“The pandemic has been a horror,” says Rachel Mattson, Curator of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. One of the projects that has kept the Tretter staff connected, supported, engaged — and able to support a wide range of research inquiries — throughout the pandemic is a project organized around a Twin Cities public access television show, GAZE-TV.

GAZE-TV ran from 1986 until Pride season 1992, and then as Green And Yellow (GAY) TV until Pride season 1995, on a dozen Twin Cities Metro area cable TV Public Access channels. The program was hosted by Brad Theissen, who had a B.A. in Journalism (1972), and 10 prior years of experience in the production of live television, newspaper reporting and production, and radio news writing and reporting.

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