NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The investigation into the treatment of foster children, mostly African American and Hispanic, with experimental AIDS drugs reviewed; scenes shown of a demonstration in New York City; details given of the federal law requiring patient advocates; mortality rates cited. [New York City Council Bill PERKINS- says we need to make sure these children were not the victims of experiments because they were children of color.] [Representative Walter HERGER- comments on the responsibility to the children.] [Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Mark KLINE- says the children’s lives hung in the balance.] [AIDS victim Keren Rodriguez’s mother Eladia RAMOS- believes the drugs extended Keren’s life.]