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Hudson / Death #92733

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1985
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(Studio) Death of AIDS victim Rock Hudson reported (Temporary loss of audio.)
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Los Angeles, California) Reaction to Hudson's death featured; scenes shown. [Ross HUNTER - notes his friendship with the actor.] [PHYSICIAN - describes Hudson's death.] [Hometown RESIDENT - laments loss.] His last public appearance with Doris Day recalled; her remarks today quoted. Impact of his public disclosure of AIDS on film industry cited. [Aaron SPELLING - thinks Hudson's experience has united industry] Recent fundraiser organization by Elizabeth Taylor for AIDS research recalled; her stmt. today quoted. [At fundraiser, Burt LANCASTER - reads Hudson's stmt.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) Hudson's assessment of his own career quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Hollywood, California) Hudson's career reviewed; scenes from numerous movies shown. His on-screen success with Doris Day discussed. [1984, HUDSON - recalls his early career.]

(Studio) President Reagan's praise of Hudson noted; House, upon hearing of Hudson's death, said agreeing to double AIDS research funds next year.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Rose, Judd

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