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USA Today Online, November 23, 1999
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      For a glimpse of online intimacy, drop by American Love Stories, which tells us how couples bridge differences in personal relationships, find strength and grow more deeply in love. More stories to be added on a regular basis.

The Boston Globe, September 17, 1999
A Safe Place to Sound off about Race, by Patti Hartigan

      ...None of these people have ever met in person, but for the past week, they have been revealing emotional details about their personal lives in a unique online forum. Spurred by the engaging PBS documentary series, ''An American Love Story,'' these intimate strangers have volunteered to participate in an ongoing dialogue about race, relationships, prejudice, and other provocative topics. It's an experiment masterminded by a New York operation called Web Lab, which aims to show that the Internet, despite its crass commercialism, can foster intelligent communication among diverse groups.

LA Times, October 3, 1999
Dealing With Differences, by Lynell George

      ...Since the 10-hour documentary "An American Love Story" aired Sept. 12-16 on PBS, the "lovestories" Web site has hosted a series of sustained, intimate group dialogues. The hope: to continue and expand discussion about the series and the thornier issues of race, relationships and differences that the series raised. 
     ...The resulting on-point discussion can be rare in the anonymous and newish world of the Web. But the film, and topics that bloom from it, provoked a free flow of ideas, advice and self-searching

Lycos Technology News (Reuters), September 11, 1999
NetDestinations: 'Love Stories' On The Internet, by Jonathan Oatis

      NEW YORK (Reuters) - ``Love conquers all things,'' the poet Virgil wrote. That may not always be so, but a collection of heartfelt firsthand accounts on the ``American Love Stories'' Web site shows that love is a potent force against potential obstacles like race, age, disability, distance -- and even death

Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, September 11, 1999
More Than Skin Deep, by Margo Harakas

      A 10-hour documentary might seem enough, but PBS and Web Lab have teamed up to expand the limits of a TV show with the intimate voices and stories of a cyber public... [V]iewers will be invited to join a new kind of online discussion group, one that Web Lab executive producer Mark Weiss promises will be of a higher caliber than most found on the Web. 


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