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T.V. Week: Civil Rights Lawyer Sheila Kuehl.

We begin TV week with a show devoted to sitcoms. Many people will remember Sheila James Kuehl as Zelda Gilroy on the old T-V show "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis." Her T-V career ended when rumors began to circulate that she was a lesbian -- and those rumors were true. She became a prominent lesbian activist and women's rights lawyer in Los Angeles. In November 1994, she became the first openly gay or lesbian person to be elected to the California State Assembly. (REBROADCAST FROM 3/26/92)


Other segments from the episode on August 28, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 28, 2000: Interview with Sheila James Kuehl; Interview with Patty Duke; Interview with Ron Howard; Interview with Sherwood Schwartz.


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