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Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes World AIDS Day Multimedia Coverage

December 1, 2004

Several broadcast networks and organizations are featuring special audio and video programming related to World AIDS Day. Summaries of some of the features appear below:

  • Ask the White House: U.S. Ambassador Randall Tobias, head of the State Department's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, is scheduled to answer questions Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET in an "Ask the White House" online chat.

  • BET: The network on Wednesday is scheduled to include a special edition of "106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Countdown" with a discussion of HIV/AIDS at 6 p.m.; an "in-depth" "Nightly News" segment at 11 p.m.; the premiere of one of the two winning Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject films, titled "Walking on Sunshine," at 11:30 p.m.; and HIV awareness public service announcements throughout the day. In addition, BET will air the second RIU/BASS winning short film, titled "Tangy's Song!" on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. (BET release, 11/17). Information about BET's World AIDS Day programming is available online.

  • Cable Positive: The cable and telecommunications AIDS action organization on Wednesday will launch "Join the Fight," an HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaign directed by Joel Schumacher with messages from celebrities including Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Jennifer Eposito, Nathan Lane, Christopher Meloni and Jeffrey Wright (Cable Positive release, 11/22).


  • C-SPAN2: The network on Wednesday will broadcast a Press Club Briefing on HIV/AIDS and African women at 10:30 a.m. and a briefing on the Human Rights Campaign's World AIDS Day Report Card at 1 pm (C-SPAN Web site, 12/1). Complete video of the briefings will be available online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcasts.

  • Global Campaign for Microbicides: The organization Wednesday will premiere a 30-minute film, titled "In Women's Hands: A Film About Women, HIV and Hope," that examines the lives of women around the world who are unable to protect themselves against HIV and the efforts of scientists and AIDS advocates to develop female-controlled methods of protection against the disease, including microbicides. Film screenings will be held in 46 locations, including 25 U.S. cities and several countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Nigeria, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (Global Campaign for Microbicides release, 12/1). A list of the screenings and contact information is available online.

  • KQED's "Forum": Guests on the program included Rene Durazzo, vice president of global programs for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation; George Rutherford, director of the Institute for Global Health and chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of California-San Francisco; and Jim Wooten, senior correspondent at ABCNews and author of "We Are All The Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love," a biography of South African AIDS advocate Nkosi Johnson, who was born HIV-positive and died of AIDS-related complications at age 12 (Krasny, "Forum," KQED, 11/30). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.

  • MTV: The network on Wednesday at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. will premiere the program "Campus Guide to Safer Sex," which examines how U.S. college students are protecting themselves and "dealing with" STDs, HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies. MTV News will air a segment about the impact of HIV on women and girls. As part of the "Staying Alive" global youth public education campaign conducted by MTV Networks International with UNAIDS, Family Health International, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the World Bank and others, MTV International in collaboration with CNN International will air "Staying Alive: An MTV and CNN News Special." MTV International also will debut several PSAs and "Save the Humans," a new global image campaign (MTV release, 11/30). Video of several MTV PSAs on HIV/AIDS are available online. Information about MTV's World AIDS Day programming is available online. Information about CNN's World AIDS Day programming is available online.

  • National Rural Health Association: The organization with support from HHS' Office of HIV/AIDS Policy will produce and distribute a PSA, titled "HIV/AIDS and Rural Communities of Color," which targets African-American adults in rural cities (NRHA release, 11/30).

  • Nickelodeon's "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee": The program on Wednesday will air a special report, titled "Living With AIDS: A Story of Three Kids," in which three children who were born HIV-positive describe their daily routines, including taking multiple medications and the cost of their treatment. The Nick News special airs at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (Nickelodeon release, 11/29).

  • NPR's "Day to Day": The program on Wednesday will examine the history of HIV/AIDS, "take stock" of where the pandemic is now and provide a "special focus" on people living with HIV/AIDS ("Day to Day," NPR, 12/1). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcast.

  • NPR's "Talk of the Nation": The program in its second hour will include a discussion of how media and culture affect public perception of and response to HIV/AIDS. Guests on the program include Tina Hoff, Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director of entertainment media partnerships, and Judd Winick, who has participated in AIDS education projects since appearing on MTV's "Real World" in 1994 with Pedro Zamora -- who later died of AIDS-related causes -- and who created the first HIV-positive character in a major comic book series (Conan, "Talk of the Nation," NPR, 12/1). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcast.

  • NPR's "Tavis Smiley Show": The program on Wednesday will include a segment including interviews with Helene Gayle -- president of the International AIDS Society and director of HIV, TB and Reproductive Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- and Robert Scott, an HIV/AIDS specialist and chair of the Allen Temple Baptist Church AIDS Ministry based in Oakland, Calif. (Cox, "Tavis Smiley Show," NPR, 12/1). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. In addition, the program on Wednesday aired a segment interviewing Valerie Reeder Bey, an HIV-positive AIDS advocate, author and 51-year-old grandmother, about her life experiences (Cox, "Tavis Smiley Show," NPR, 12/1). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.

  • OneWorldTV: The interactive video Web site announced the winners of the World AIDS Day 2004 video competition: "Baht Bodoh" by Muhammad Zhariff Afandi from Malaysia and "Play Safely" by Maciej Gorski and Mike Freedman from the United Kingdom (OneWorldTV release, 12/1). Video of the first- and second-place winners and the three commended entries is available online in RealPlayer. Video of all of the entries also is available online in RealPlayer. In addition, entries for the OneWorld Radio competition, including audio, descriptions and transcripts, are available online.

  • VOA: The network on Tuesday and Wednesday will include interviews with Rep. Jim Leach (R-Iowa), who supports the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot; and Tobias. In addition, the Spanish-language discussion program "Hablemos con Washington" will focus on HIV/AIDS in Latin America (VOA release, 12/1). The interview with Piot is available online (McAlary, VOANews, 12/1). In addition, a VOA interview with Sushma Kapoor, gender adviser for the International AIDS Vaccine Institute and author of "Addressing Gender Concerns in AIDS Vaccine Trials in India: Analyses And Recommendations," is available online (Lewis, VOANews, 11/30). Information about VOA's World AIDS Day programming is available online.

  • VH1's "VH1 News Presents": The program will air a special report, "AIDS: A Pop Culture History," which examines how pop culture has influenced public experiences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the last two decades. Hosted by Ashley Judd, the program includes interviews with Clive Davis, Paul Michael Glaser, Russell Simmons and Sharon Stone. In addition, VH1 will air PSAs created with the Global Fund, as well as ads developed as part of KNOW HIV/AIDS, an education initiative by Viacom and the Kaiser Family Foundation (VH1 release, 11/16).

  • WAMU's "The Diane Rehm Show": The NPR-syndicated program in its first hour will include an update on success stories and future challenges in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Guests on the program are scheduled to include Frank Beadle de Palomo, director of the Academy for Educational Development's Center on AIDS and Community Health, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, director of the World Health Organization Department of HIV/AIDS (Rehm, "The Diane Rehm Show," WAMU, 12/1). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer after the broadcast.

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