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AIDS Children #534263

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New Haven, Connecticut) Plight of 5 year old acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) victim, "Danny," featured; films shown. [DANNY - sings.] School supt.'s refusal to allow him to attend class due to AIDS despite health officials' assurances of safety noted. [Supt. John DOW - explains his position.] [Dr. John DWYER - cites lack of risk to other children from Danny's presence.] [DOW - disagrees.] [DWYER - equates public hysteria with Black Plague.] [PARENTS - oppose Danny's presence in school.] No. children with AIDS at present and number predicted in near future, include those of school age, cited. [Deputy education commissioner, Connecticut, Lorraine ARONSON - feels denying child access to social education is unfounded in Danny's case.]
REPORTER: Jennifer McLogan

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
McLogan, Jennifer
Duration:
00:02:40

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