The big news story of the morning was that the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. This is a victory for marriage equality. There was one network TV news segment on CNN that made me say, "Wow. I never thought I'd see that."
My news VP boss would not let me air the interview because, he said, "I have a problem with him being openly gay." That was in a New York City newsroom.
Today, Don Lemon, who is an openly gay news anchor on CNN, did a live segment from inside a historical gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Inn. And the patrons inside did not try to hide their faces when the camera was on them. The journalist was there to get reaction to today's Supreme Court decision.
Back in 1993 when I was fighting to get my Mrs. Doubtfire celebrity interview on the air, I never would've guessed I'd see that kind of progress on a live TV newscast. Wow.
Good work, Don.