Bono Discusses African HIV/AIDS Epidemic on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’
Irish rock star Bono appeared on ABC's "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Friday to discuss the African HIV/AIDS epidemic, poverty relief and debt reduction. Bono said that the U.S. distribution of HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa could "save lives," serve as "advertisements for American innovation and technology" and "make it more difficult for extremist groups to whisper evil-minded ideas about America." U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and actor Chris Tucker also appeared on the show (Winfrey, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," ABC, 9/20). The three men discussed their tour of Africa, in which they traveled through Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia, visiting poverty-relief programs and HIV/AIDS clinics (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 6/4).
A video clip with excerpts of the show is available in RealPlayer online. In addition, an "After the Show" video clip is available on Oprah.com.