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Five things from Ellen Page and Ian Daniel’s SXSW panel on their Viceland show “Gaycation”

12:37 pm Mar. 12, 2016

In a chat moderated by NPR journalist Laura Sydell, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel discussed their Viceland TV show “Gaycation,” a travel show in which they examine LGBTQ communities in countries such as Japan, Brazil and Jamaica. Here are a few highlights from that discussion:

Page and Daniel met eight years ago at an “eco village” outside of Portland, Ore. and became fast friends. “It was like true love,” she said.

‘Cactus Jack’ Garner doc to air on KLRU Thursday

3:06 pm Jan. 19, 2016

The Briscoe Center’s new documentary “Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill” will have its debut on KLRU TV at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with other airings possible in the following weeks.

It’s the sage of John

Austin Film Festival 2015: A Conversation with Norman Lear

1:49 pm Nov. 1, 2015

“Everybody Loves Raymond” and “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” creator Phil Rosenthal chatted with legendary television creator Norman Lear about Lear’s life and experiences in television during the Austin Film Festival Saturday at the Intercontinental Stephen F.