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Medicine: AIDS / Act-Up Protests #128142

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) AIDS protest in Chicago, Illinois, shown.

(New York: John McKenzie) Organized protests on AIDS issue by activist group ACT-UP, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, featured; scenes shown from protests. [ACT-UP co-founder Larry KRAMER - comments.] Group's guerrilla tactics described; scenes shown of demonstration during speech by President Bush. [Two PEOPLE - criticize disruptive tactics.] [ACT-UP's Mark HARRINGTON - says nothing is too extreme.] Impact of ACT-UP's pressure on FDA, which approves drugs for AIDS, outlined on screen. [Former FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Frank YOUNG - says ACT-UP brought issues to nation's consciousness.] [Boston University professor George ANNAS - comments on FDA's traditional role.] [KRAMER - says we are trying to make waves to end a plague.]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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