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Special Segment / (Rays / AIDS) #558803

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 19, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Sarasota, Florida: Bill Schechner) AIDS victims Ricky, Robert and Randy Ray featured; details given, scenes shown. [Ray BROS. - comment on how they have been treated.] Boys' hemophilia and contracting AIDS virus through blood transfusions discussed. Mistreatment of Rays in Arcadia, Florida, outlined. [Ray BROS. - comment on mistreatment.] Scientists quoted. [Arcadia, Florida, RESIDENTS - try to justify treatment of Rays.] [Arcadia school supt. Lawrence BROWNING - comments on actions.] Rays' court battles iterated. [RESIDENTS - discuss fear of AIDS.] [Ray BROS. - tell of attending school in Arcadia, Florida.] Ray home destruction mentioned. Rays reported finding happiness in Sarasota, Florida; details given, scenes shown. [Sarasota principal Lee COUSE - comments on being informed.] [STUDENTS -comment on Rays.] [Ray BROS. - talk about friends and being treated like kids.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Schechner, Bill

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