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England / AIDS #302484

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 02, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(London, England) Public hysteria here over acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) examined; media's role in encouraging unfounded fear noted. [Dr. Michael ADLER - resents hysteria, generated by newspapers, affecting medical treatment.] [Gay community spokesperson Les LATNER - notes sensationalism of papers.] Scenes from British television show on AIDS shown; disease's current status in England outlined. "Burke's Peerage" noted banning all AIDS victims and their families from its list of socially suitable aristocrats. [Burke's spokesperson Harold BROOKS-BAKER - doesn't consider AIDS a disease "of interest to upper classes."] Prince Chas.' effort to quell public hysteria by donating blood described.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:30

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