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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 29, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Paris, France) Researchers' announcement of possible breakthrough in treatment of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with cyclosporine A drug and criticism of doctors' alleged findings after only week of limited research examined; scenes shown. [Dr. Alain VENET (sic) - defs premature announcement.] Effect of AIDS virus on human cells and alleged impact of cyclosporine A explained, illustrated.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(San Francisco, California) Reaction among AIDS research community and fndns. examined. [Dr. Paul VOLBERDING, Dr. Don. ABRAMS - feel French doctors lack sufficient evidence to substantiate announcement; fear more harm than good will result.] [AIDS PATIENT - resents false hope given.] [VOLBERDING - notes radicalness of French approach.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

(Studio) AIDS' status in United States outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Bazell, Robert;
Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom

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