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AIDS / Reagan Administration #109613

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: George Strait) International AIDS conference noted confronted with pols. of the disease; details given, scenes shown. [Vice President George BUSH - notes mandatory AIDS testing will begin soon for prisoners, immigrants, aliens; responds to protesters.] Bush's comment about gays quoted. Criticism of President Reagan's call for mandatory testing, include marriage license applicants, discussed. [National Gay and Lesbian Task Force spokesperson Jeff LEVI - believes education, not testing, changes people's behavior.] [Surgeon General C. Everett KOOP - defs. President's statement] Findings of study of gay men's sexual habits since AIDS was discovered outlined. Public's continued hysteria noted illustrated by police apparel while arresting allegedly gay demonstrators.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dr. Tim. Johnson) Med. community's reaction to testing issue considered.

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Dr. Tim. Johnson) Possible implications of conf. audience's reaction to Bush's speech discussed; status of AIDS research noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim.;
Strait, George

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