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Hudson / Death, AIDS #540300

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1985
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(Studio) Death of actor and AIDS victim Rock Hudson reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Los Angeles, California) Circumstances of his death examined. Scenes shown. [Publicist Dale OLSON - hadn't expected his death so suddenly.] [Dr. Rexford KENNAMER - describes actors recent decline.] [Ross HUNTER - recalls friendship with Hudson.] Hudson's career reviewed; scenes from numerous movies shown. His last publicity shot, this summer with Doris Day, recalled. [At recent fundraiser, Burt LANCASTER - reads Hudson's stmt.] [MAN - feels Hudson did more to help gay community than the community itself.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Elizabeth Taylor's statement on Hudson's death quoted. AIDS status in US since 1981 outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Est. number Americans infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and implications discussed; high risk groups noted intravenous drug users and homosexual males.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell, Tom Brokaw

(Studio) House reported passing amendment sponsored by Representative Robert Dornan allowing government to close bath hses. and massage parlors due to AIDS threat.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don;
Bazell, Robert

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