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Special Assignment (AIDS Discrimination) #107563

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: Richard Threlkeld) Discrimination against AIDS patients and those in contact with them examined; several illustrations given. Scenes shown. [Jim KATZ, David HULLBERT - describe their experiences.] [Great Republic Ins. company spokesperson John CHAKMAK - defs. discriminating against single males whose occupations fit stereotype of gays.] [AIDS civil rights project spokesperson Ben SCHATZ - considers discrimination at epidemic level; blames insurance industry] States banning testing for AIDS as condition for insurance, employment or anything else indicated on map. [Hospital spokesperson Katherine RYAN - notes incrd. discrimination against AIDS victims in San Francisco.] [San Francisco Common Human Rights spokesperson Norm NICKENS - describes incrd. secrecy of AIDS victims.] Scenes from "AIDS in the Workplace" shown. Govt.'s mandatory AIDS testing program described. [NICKENS - believes government encourages discrimination and epidemic's spread.] [SCHATZ - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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