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Ten O'Clock News; AIDS in Minorities


Meg Vaillancourt reports that a disproportionate number of African Americans have been infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. Vaillancourt reports that higher rates of transmission in the African American community are due to behavioral factors. Vaillancourt analyzes the differences in AIDS transmission between the white community and the African American community. Footage of Denise Cartier-Bennia giving a talk on educating people about AIDS in the African American community. Vaillancourt quotes statistics concerning HIV/AIDS infection rates. Report is accompanied by footage of African American residents of Roxbury and footage from interviews with people on the street.

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Ten O'Clock News

AIDS in Minorities

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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AIDS (Disease)
African American women
African Americans
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; AIDS in Minorities,” 04/17/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BDED36B0153B4DAA936AB0281228988A.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; AIDS in Minorities.” 04/17/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BDED36B0153B4DAA936AB0281228988A>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; AIDS in Minorities. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BDED36B0153B4DAA936AB0281228988A
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