Feature

Show of the week: The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

HBO's documentary chronicles the 17-year battle over the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Debuting at midnight to mark the very moment when the U.S. armed forces will officially begin recognizing the right of gay soldiers to serve, this documentary chronicles the 17-year battle over the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” During that time, 13,368 active service members were discharged because of their sexual orientation, while others, including some interviewed here, served in fear. One current service member, who appears with her face obscured, tells the camera that she wishes to defend her country “even if it’s not going to do the same for me.” Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 12 a.m. and 8 p.m., HBO

Recommended

10 things you need to know today: December 1, 2021
A vigil for Oxford High School shooting victims
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 1, 2021

Honduras ruling party concedes to leftist Xiomara Castro in presidential election
Xiomara Castro
Señora Presidente

Honduras ruling party concedes to leftist Xiomara Castro in presidential election

Biden won't reconsider America's imperial reach
President Biden.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

Biden won't reconsider America's imperial reach

No, we can't just 'vaccinate the world'
Earth.
Picture of David FarisDavid Faris

No, we can't just 'vaccinate the world'

Most Popular

7 cartoons about Thanksgiving inflation
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 cartoons about Thanksgiving inflation

Who pays America's taxes?
Taxes.
Briefing

Who pays America's taxes?

10 things you need to know today: November 29, 2021
Tokyo's Haneda airport
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: November 29, 2021