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AIDS / Condom Ads #100444

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: John McKenzie) AIDS' expected status in United States in coming years outlined; networks' refusal to air television commercials promoting use of condoms, which decrease risk of contracting disease, examined. [October 22, Surgeon General C. Everett KOOP - notes use of condoms is best protection against AIDS.] LifeStyles company's ad shown as example Networks' policy toward sex-related ads mentioned. [Courtesy "Good Morning America", Capital Cities/ABC vice president Alfred SCHNEIDER - explains network's policy on controversial issues.] [TV Info. Ofc. director Robert MULHOLLAND - notes networks' fear of public reaction.] [Ad executive Jerry DELLA FEMINA - denies commercial is shocking.] [American Fndn. for AIDS Research spokesperson Mathilde KRIM - cites need for public educ. about AIDS.] Europe's public service television announcements mentioned, example shown. [Dr. Stephen JOSEPH - feels networks' policy needs reevaluation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) World Health Org. reported holding conference on AIDS; details given.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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