Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Broadcast Media Coverage of World AIDS Day 2003
The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report summarizes below highlights from some of the numerous broadcast programs with coverage marking World AIDS Day:
- ABCNews' "This Week": The "Voices" section of the program's weekly feature, "The List," included comments from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former President Bill Clinton and former South African President Nelson Mandela (Stephanopoulos, "This Week," ABCNews, 11/30). The quotes are available online.
- CBS' "Evening News": The segment reports on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam (Carlson, "Evening News," CBS, 11/30). The full segment is available online in RealPlayer. In addition, a video excerpt of the Nelson Mandela AIDS benefit concert is available online in RealPlayer through CBS.
- CNN's "Saturday Night": The segment includes comments from Zackie Achmat, chair of the South African AIDS treatment advocacy group Treatment Action Campaign; Mandela; and participants in the Nelson Mandela AIDS benefit concert (Hunter-Gault, "Saturday Night," CNN, 11/29). A transcript of the segment is available online.
- CNN's "Sunday Morning": The segment includes comments from Youth AIDS Founder Kate Roberts (Lister, "Sunday Morning," CNN, 11/30). A transcript of the segment is available online.
- CNN's "Live Sunday": The segment includes comments from Valencia Dillon-Donaldson of the Washington, D.C.-based Whitman-Walker Clinic and CDC Director Julie Gerberding (Feig, "Live Sunday," CNN, 11/30). A transcript of the segment is available online.
- CNN's "Sunday Night": The segment interviews Rachel Cohen, a spokesperson for Doctors Without Borders (Savidge, "Sunday Night," CNN, 11/30). A transcript of the segment is available online.
- MPR's "Marketplace Morning Report": The segment reports on China's "unprecedented publicity" for World AIDS Day and HIV/AIDS treatment in the country (Ford, "Marketplace Morning Report," MPR, 12/1). The segment will be available online in RealPlayer after the broadcast.
MTV: MTV on Monday will broadcast an AIDS benefit concert held on Saturday in Cape Town, South Africa, which included performances by Beyonce, Bono and Peter Gabriel. Mandela hosted the concert of which all proceeds went to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Los Angeles Times reports (Los Angeles Times, 11/30). Other artists performing at the "46664" concert -- named for Mandela's prison number during his incarceration at Robben Island -- included: Moloko, Ms. Dynamite, Eurythmics, Paul Oakenfold, Youssou N' Dour, Anastacia, The Corrs, Jimmy Cliff and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, among others (BBC News, 11/30). Approximately 40,000 people attended the event, including talk show host Oprah Winfrey; former President Bill Clinton, actor Robert DeNiro and Rev. Jesse Jackson each sent taped messages that were broadcast at the concert (USA Today, 12/1).
- NPR's "Morning Edition": The segment reports on Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's meeting with AIDS patients in a Beijing hospital (Gifford, "Morning Edition," NPR, 12/1). The full segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- NPR's "Morning Edition": The segment reports on HIV/AIDS advocates' concerns over a lack of medication and treatment in the United States, including waiting lists and access restrictions on AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, as world attention focuses on the epidemic in Africa and Asia (Wilson, "Morning Edition," NPR, 12/1). The full segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- NPR's "Talk of the Nation": The program will include a discussion with public health officials about strategies to encourage safe sex (Conan, "Talk of the Nation," NPR, 12/1). The full segment will be available online in RealPlayer after 6 p.m. ET.
- NPR's "Tavis Smiley Show": The program will include a discussion of HIV/AIDS and African-American health (Smiley, "Tavis Smiley Show," NPR, 12/1). The full segment will be available online in RealPlayer after noon ET.
- "The Oprah Winfrey Show": On Monday, the show will broadcast Winfrey's interviews with Bono, founder of DATA, an AIDS, debt relief and trade advocacy group; Clinton; and Mandela (Winfrey, "Oprah Winfrey Show," 12/1). A video preview of the program is available online. Check local listings for show times.
In addition, Office of National AIDS Policy Director Joseph O'Neill is scheduled to answer questions Monday at 2 p.m. ET in the online interactive forum, "Ask the White House." A transcript of the discussion will be available online. Global Aids Alliance Executive Director Paul Zeitz is scheduled to answer questions Monday at 3 p.m. ET in a washingtonpost.com online discussion. A transcript of the discussion will be available online.
Additional information on World AIDS Day -- including webcasts; access to studies and key facts; and links to resources and organizations around the world -- can be found online on 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.