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Person of The Week (Randy Shilts) #129294

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 22, 1990
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(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) "San Francisco Chronicle" AIDS writer Randy Shilts profiled; scenes shown. [SHILTS - says he has been writing about AIDS for eight years; talks about place of the epidemic in this era.] His chronicle of the early AIDS epidemic, "And the Band Played On", mentioned. [SHILTS - says White House budget crunchers are deciding on AIDS research.] His criticism of AIDS researchers, the blood banks, gays' lifestyle and AIDS activists reviewed. [SHILTS - comments.] Shilts' background in journalism and as a gay man recalled; photos and scenes shown. Shilts' role in making people rethink the AIDS problem explained. [SHILTS - says he is just about burned out.]

Jennings, Peter

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