VIDEO: A LOOK BACK by Sir Elton John
SIR. ELTON JOHN, of the Sir. Elton John AIDS Foundation - lost 80 friends to AIDS within about 10 year period
MO'NIQUE, Actress/Activist - lost a family member to AIDS
PHILL WILSON, President/CEO, Black AIDS Institute - HIV positive
MONDO GUERRA, Fashion Designer - HIV positive
DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, Director NIAID - Doctor researching and treating AIDS/HIV patients
Interspersed throughout the hour various people shared their 'DECIDING MOMENT' concerning AIDS - including Jeanne White-Ginder , Ryan White's mom; Sharon Stone, Actor/Activist; Kareem Abdul Jabbar, NBA Hall of Famer; Mavelyn Brown, AIDS Activist; Pau Gasol, LA Laker; Maya Angelou, Poet/Author; Susan Sarandon, Actor/Activist; Margaret Cho, Actor/Activist
Anderson & Sir Elton John closed the hour
Sr. Elton said he would like to see a little more love and compassion ; and a little bit more education in the schools. Anderson ended the program saying: "In the span of 30 years HIV/AIDS has gone from a mysterious and certain killer to a chronic condition for a lot of Americans. It's a condition that no longer defines who they are; it's simply one more detail of their lives. They are our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, our countrymen, fellow citizens, loved ones, living with HIV. Here's some of them. Thanks for watching." ~ Anderson Cooper
This was an hour of facts and personal stories of AIDS/HIV; well blended to bring awareness of how far we've come in 30 years and how far we still have to go. If you missed it, I suggest you try to catch a repeat. Well done, Anderson, the AC360 team and everyone involved. ~ Wonz.
ANDERSON COOPER 360: Politics & Tragedy
Anderson Cooper opened AC360 with a run down of tonight's headline stories: Playing Politics with Tragedy; Retracing His Steps; & Border Battle Boondoggle KEEPING THEM HONEST: PLAYING POLITICS WITH TRAGEDY: A report by Anderson Cooper
FINGER POINTING & MISINFORMATION, Will politicians & pundits really tone it down?: A follow-up discussion with Ed Rollins, Maria Cardona & David Gergen
BREAKING NEWS - SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF TUCSON SHOOTINGS, Handed over to FBI: Report by Anderson Cooper
NEW DETAILS ON REP. GIFFOREDS' RECOVERY, Doctor: She's opening her eyes more frequently: Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
RETRACING LOUGHNER'S STEPS, Police: Suspect was up all night before Tucson shootings: A report by Randi Kaye and follow-up discussion with Anderson
Anderson announced that Christina-Taylor Green was an organ donor and her organs have already saved the life of a little girl in Boston
360 BULLETIN: Joe Johns
BORDER BATTLE BOONDOGGLE: A report by Anderson Cooper
VIRTUAL BORDER FENCE SCRAPPED, Tax payers have spent almost $1 billion on it: Anderson Cooper's discussion with Fran Townsend & Rep Loretta Sanchez (D) California
THE BIG 350 INTERVIEW, PEE-WEE'S BIG NEW ADVENTURES: Anderson's interview with Pee-Wee Herman
THE RidicuList: Nicole
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