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Person of The Week (Ryan White) #107001

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Story of AIDS victim Ryan White featured. [WHITE - tries to think about other things.] Honoring of White and Arcadia, IN, classmates by Governor Robert Orr noted; scenes shown. White's not being allowed to attend school in Kokomo, IN, recalled; scenes shown. [School superintendent J.L. SMITH - describes keeping White out of school.] [MOTHER - says kept daughter out of school.] [MAN - says children could die.] Issue of AIDS-induced panic syndrome discussed. [Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett KOOP - discusses AIDS and hysteria accompanying disease.] [WHITE - discusses being kept out of school.] White's relocation to Hamilton Heights high school in Arcadia reported [ORR - praises community.] [WHITE - hopes for end to discrimination against AIDS victims.] Media's role in White's story mentioned.

Jennings, Peter

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