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American Agenda (Homeless AIDS Kids) #113204

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 30, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Carole Simpson) Problem of homeless street children in New York City who are infected with, and passing on, AIDS featured; scenes shown of their hustling lifestyle on the streets. [Man who has lived on streets, Giovanni SANTUCCI - talks about friends with AIDS.] [Covenant House medical director Dr. James KENNEDY - discusses AIDS testing on homeless teens.] [Homeless teen "MIKE" - says kids are not aware of AIDS' dangers.] [Covenant House founder Father Bruce RITTER - says these kids are lethal weapons.] [Homeless teen "CALVIN" - explains street life.] [RITTER - discusses background that kids come from.] Ntnwide. problem of runaway homeless kids explained. Covenant House reported opening unit for street teens with AIDS; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Preview of Children's Defense Fund's report on children and AIDS given.

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

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