CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan, requesting cut in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) research, said asking Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to prepare report on disease; President quoted. "New England Journal of Medicine" said claiming risk of contracting AIDS is remote.
(DC: Susan Spencer) Schools' discrimination against children with AIDS such as Ryan White examined. [WHITE - hopes to return to school.] Public's unfounded hysteria over means of contracting disease discussed. [Dr. Gerald FRIEDLAND - cites difficulty in countering AIDS paranoia.] Findings of study of AIDS patients and their families outlined on screen. [Dr. Margaret FISCHL - notes primary means of transmitting AIDS.] [FRIEDLAND - opposes stigmatizing AIDS patients as though they are contagious.] [AIDS hotline spokesperson Russell SCIANDRA - describes public's ignorance on issue.]
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