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Hudson / Death #300469

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Hollywood, California) Rock Hudson's death from AIDS and impact of his case on nation's recognition of need to accelerate research into acquired immune deficiency syndrome examined; scenes shown. [AIDS Project Los Angeles spokesperson Peter SCOTT - believes Hudson made impact on public awareness.] [Publicist Dale OLSON - recalls Hudson's desire to help others in final days.] [At recent fundraiser, Burt LANCASTER - reads Hudson's stmt.] [Elizabeth TAYLOR - praises Hudson's leadership in combating AIDS.] [Jane WYMAN - praises Hudson's friendship.] His last appearance in July recalled with Doris Day to promote her new show; scenes of "Doris Day's Best Friends" shown courtesy Christian Broadcasting Network.

(Hollywood, California) Hudson's career reviewed; scenes from several movies shown. [May 22, 1984 HUDSON - explains approach to acting.] [March 30, 1984 HUDSON - notes his pleasure with life.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Dow, David;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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