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Old 10-28-2019, 02:21 PM
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Default CBS News Documentary on CNM (10/27/19)

Last night, Sunday, October 27, the CBS News 24/7 Streaming Service (CBSN) aired a documentary on Consensual Non-monogamy. The documentary is still currently available for streaming at the link below as of this posting.

At this link, there is a video for the 23 minute main documentary. I found the main video to be reasonably well done - not perfect, but better than most of what I have seen presented by the main stream media. Of course, one of the main examples is an FMF triad (the public perception of poly). However, they also give roughly equal focus to a married couple who each date independently (what most married couples who transition to poly actually do).

Additionally, there are 3 separate 10 minute videos - one with Dr. Elizabeth Sheff (well known in poly circles as the author of The Polyamorists Next Door) one with Dr. Amy Morris of The Non-monogamy Task Force, and also one with attorney Diana Adams on the legal ramifications of poly. I found all three of these to be accurate and well presented.


There was also a short 5 minute video this morning talking about the documentary:


All worth watching in my opinion. Al
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for sharing, this was a well-done presentation, as were the shorter pieces. They did a good job of addressing the complications polyamorists may face, without painting polyamory itself as being some terrible thing. It was really nice that people who were in polyamorous relationships were willing to be interviewed and share, and expose themselves to public scrutiny. I feel good about the parts of the interviews that were aired, and how they were presented.
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