Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Broadcast Media Coverage of World AIDS Day 2002
The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report summarizes below highlights from some of the numerous broadcast programs with coverage marking World AIDS Day:
- BET: A special edition of "BET Tonight with Ed Gordon" titled, "What Black Women Must Know About HIV/AIDS," will explore why African-American women currently account for almost two-thirds of new HIV infections. Dr. Marsha Lillie Blanton, a vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, will appear on the program, which airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET. More information on BET's World AIDS Day special programming is available online (BET release, 11/21).
- CNN: Irish rock star Bono last night appeared on "Larry King Live" and discussed his current tour with actress Ashley Judd and African HIV/AIDS advocates across Midwestern and Southern states, his trip to Africa with Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and his global campaign for debt relief in developing countries. A transcript of the program is available online (King, "Larry King Live," CNN, 12/1).
- KCAL 9 Los Angeles: Actor Tom Hanks hosted a commemorative documentary, titled "HEROS Twenty Years with AIDS Project Los Angeles," which aired Nov. 30. The program documents the history of APLA, one of the oldest and largest AIDS service providers in the country, and includes interviews with people living with HIV/AIDS, APLA's founders, community and industry leaders, APLA volunteers and staff and celebrities and public figures, including Morgan Fairchild, Carrie Fisher, Tom Ford, Brendan Fraser, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Nathan Lane, Matthew St. Patrick, Bruce Vilanch and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif). The documentary features original music by Sir Elton John (APLA release, 11/26). A video excerpt of the documentary is available in RealPlayer online.
- MTV: "Staying Alive," MTV's "long-running AIDS campaign," which included a concert, documentary and public service announcements, aired yesterday to commemorate World AIDS Day. The Dave Matthews Band, along with musical artists Michelle Branch and Missy Elliot, filmed a concert in Seattle. MTV also taped a concert in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring Grammy award winner Alicia Keys and rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. The concerts were sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Levi Strauss & Co. MTV also aired the documentary "Staying Alive: The Documentary 2002," which was hosted by R&B singer Mary J. Blige (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 11/11). More information on MTV's World AIDS Day special programming is available online. A video excerpt of the "Staying Alive" documentary is available in RealPlayer online. The "Staying Alive" concert is available in RealPlayer and Windows Media formats online. Seven public service announcements also are available in RealPlayer and Windows Media formats online.
- NPR: "All Things Considered" reported that health officials are beginning to discuss how AIDS poses a "possible security risk." The segment includes comments from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Science Jack Chow and Stephen Lewis, the U.N. Secretary General's special envoy on HIV/AIDS (Inskeep, "All Things Considered," NPR, 12/1). The full segment is available in RealPlayer Audio online.
Additional World AIDS Day resources and information on the HIV/AIDS pandemic are available online from kaisernetwork.org.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.