Monday, February 01, 2010

Openly gay, Nate Berkus, poised to break TV barrier by hosting his own show

"Interior designer Nate Berkus, a frequent contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show, has sold his own show to the top ten markets on NBC," reports "With major markets locked down in a sweet cash-plus-advertising deal, Berkus is free to move into syndication sales with smaller markets across the country looking to fill airtime. But the deal is more significant that it seems as this marks the first time an out gay man is hosting a talk show on broadcast television. Lesbians have previously crossed over into the daytime chatfest arena successfully with Rosie O'Donnell having shot Koosh Balls into her audience years ago, while Ellen DeGeneres currently places a reliable second behind Oprah in the ratings." READ MORE

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