Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes World AIDS Day Multimedia Coverage
Several broadcast networks and organizations featured special audio and video programming related to World AIDS Day. Summaries of some of the features appear below, listed by network.
- BBC News: "Living Positive" profiles six HIV-positive people on the same day in six different parts of the world to explore how they handle a "constant battle against stigma and prejudice in their attempts to live a normal life" (BBC News, 11/29). The film will air on Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT on BBC Two. In addition, "Living Positive: The Meeting," a debate featuring the six people featured in the film, will air on Friday at 7 p.m. GMT on BBC Four.
- Cinemax: "The Orphans of Nkandla," a 2004 BBC documentary, reports on children in South Africa who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. The film airs at 7 p.m. ET (TV Guide, 12/4). A video excerpt of the film is available online in RealPlayer. Additional information about the film is available online.
- PBS: "Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine" examines efforts by the scientific community to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. The program is scheduled to air on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET in some markets and throughout the month. Check local PBS listings for show times (TV Guide, 12/4).
- Showtime: "Pills, Profits, Protests: Chronicle of the Global AIDS Movement" explores efforts to provide health care to the more than 40 million HIV-positive people worldwide. The program airs Thursday at 7 p.m. ET (TV Guide, 12/4). A video excerpt of the film is available online in Quicktime media format.
- Sundance Channel: "iThemba Hope" follows the journey of the Sinikithemba Choir -- which is made up of more than 30 HIV-positive South Africans who sing a mixture of Gospel and traditional Zulu music -- from Durban, South Africa, to Boston to perform at an international AIDS conference (ithembafilmproject.org, 11/30). The film airs Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. A video excerpt is available online in RealPlayer and Quicktime media formats.
- Sundance Channel: "Make it Real (To Me)" chronicles the life of Kevin Sumba, a 17-year-old living in Kenya whose mother died of AIDS-related causes. Kevin, who is Catholic, is told by his village elder, "No matter what, do not use a condom, but pray to the Lord." The program airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET (Sundance Channel release, 11/22).
NPR's "News & Notes with Ed Gordon" on Wednesday included several segments addressing World AIDS Day:
- NPR's Brenda Wilson discusses recent findings that the rate of newly reported HIV cases among African Americans is dropping (Gordon, "News & Notes with Ed Gordon," NPR, 11/30). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- Judge Glenda Hatchett of the syndicated daily courtroom series "Judge Hatchett," and Phill Wilson, executive director of the Black AIDS Institute, discuss the finding that people under age 25 account for half of all new HIV cases each year in the U.S. (Gordon, "News & Notes with Ed Gordon," NPR, 11/30). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- South African actress Leleti Khumalo discusses her role as the title character in the film "Yesterday" (Chideya, "News & Notes with Ed Gordon," NPR, 11/30). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
In addition, APM's "Marketplace Morning Report" reports on efforts to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in India using mobile phone technology (Kennedy, "Marketplace," APM, 12/1). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.