Rosie O'Donnell warned Ellen DeGeneres not to come out gay on her ABC comedy Ellen.

That's just one of the fascinating facts about LGBT television included in a provocative program titled I Want My Gay TV: The LGBT History of Television airing Sunday on SIRIUS XM radio.

“I remember when Ellen called me and said she was going to come out on her ABC show,” O'Donnell, who is openly lesbian, said. “I said to her, 'You're nuts. You're going to ruin your career.'”

The 1997 coming out of Ellen Morgan on the ABC comedy series Ellen is just one of the milestones discussed in the must-hear documentary.

But don't fret if you don't have access to SIRIUS XM, because much of the program's content has been added to a just-launched interactive web feature by the Paley Center for the Media.

The featured titled I Want My Gay TV! combines exclusive video clips with audio excerpts from the radio program. Content from six of the documentary's twelve segments are available at the website.

Among those speaking on the evolution of gay characters on television are comedienne-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, writer Bruce Vilanch, actor Dan Butler, actress Lucy Lawless, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and supermodel RuPaul.

I Want My Gay TV: The LGBT History of Television airs Sunday from 6-9PM ET on OutQ, SIRIUS channel 109/XM channel 98.