Context of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the city, a Propaganda/Working Title Production for Channel 4, in association with American Playhouse/KQED ; teleplay by Richard Kramer ; produced by Alan Poul ; directed by Alastair Reid ; executive producer [for American playhouse], Lindsay Law ; KCET Los Angeles, South Carolina ETV, WGBH Boston, WNET New York