Program
A Friend Called Lyle
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Milestone Media Inc.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Blue Raven Productions
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-rr1pg1jv99
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Description
Program Description
"Soon after being diagnosed with breast cancer, 39 year old Lyle Matthews asked her friend, filmmaker Bob Markee, to record her struggle with the disease. His powerful, heartfelt video diary chronicles the last few months of Lyle's life and explores her fear, anger and frustration at her illness and her ultimate surrender into death. "A Friend Called Lyle begins as an intimate account of one woman's battle with breast cancer, and ultimately becomes an extraordinary portrait of the dying process. Lyle's honesty inspires and moves us and encourages viewers to emphasize with her struggle to accept the inevitability of her own mortality. Perhaps for this reason, the program received an unprecedented number of viewer comments after its initial 1995 broadcast by PBS station KCET in Los Angeles."--1995 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1995-02-15
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:31:04.169
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Credits
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Producing Organization: Milestone Media Inc.
Producing Organization: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Producing Organization: Blue Raven Productions
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-5b145358542 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:29:58
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Citations
Chicago: “A Friend Called Lyle,” 1995-02-15, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-rr1pg1jv99.
MLA: “A Friend Called Lyle.” 1995-02-15. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-rr1pg1jv99>.
APA: A Friend Called Lyle. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-rr1pg1jv99