It was twenty years ago today that "The Puppy Episode" of Ellen aired on abc-tv. It's amazing how much better things have gotten, and it was nice on Friday seeing the kindness shown to Ellen DeGeneres, who not only came out on that program, but also in real life on Oprah Winfrey's talk show. It is sad though that DeGeneres and episode guest star Laura Dern both faced career backlash for this sitcom moment. It changed lives though and some say it saved lives. Still a ways to go.