NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 25, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Robert Bazell) National Commission on AIDS report featured; scenes shown of arrival in Washington of Kimberly Bergalis in preparation for her testimony before Congress for mandatory AIDS testing of health care workers. [BERGALIS - says she's tired and weak but thinks she can make it.] Commission's report said calling for more money for AIDS and more leadership from the White House. [AIDS commission co- chairman Dr. David ROGERS - says leadership has been silent.] Report's recommendation of national health insurance noted. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen about the argument. [AIDS commission chair Dr. June OSBORN - says the problem is that people don't have access to health care.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - comments.] Bergalis' likelihood of influencing Congress noted. Discussion held about impact of report.
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