Program
On the Trail of a Killer
Producing Organization
New Jersey Network
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
New Jersey Network (Trenton, New Jersey)
AAPB ID
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Description
Program Description
"'On The Trail Of A Killer' and 'The New Jersey AIDS Helpline' was a solid three hours of programming on the evening of May 19, 1988 to educate the public about AIDS. "The documentary, 'On The Trail Of A Killer' began the evening with an hour long, world-wide examination of AIDS research and the controversy surrounding the speed which that research is taking. This documentary included interviews with leading AIDS scientists, including Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID and Dr. Luc Montagnier, the co-discoverer of the virus. Critics of the research effort Dr. Mathilde Krim of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and people with AIDS from coast to coast who ask that even the most experimental AIDS treatments be made available to them. "The documentary was followed by a two hour, live, call-in program that was also carried by fifty radio stations around the state. This type of cooperation between television and radio was unprecedented in New Jersey, and perhaps the nation. "The assembled panel of experts included Dr. Krim; New Jersey's Health Commissioner, Dr. Molly Coye; Dr. James Oleske, who was one of the first physicians in the country to discover AIDS in children; Dr. Robert Johnson, an expert in adolescent AIDS; and a person with the disease who wanted to be known simply as 'Joe.' "For a little over two hours the panel answered questions from callers all over New Jersey and the Network's coverage area that includes New York City, Philadelphia, and Delaware. New Jersey was the nation's fourth largest AIDS population, New York is #1. "Questions ranged from responses to the documentary, to a woman who was worried about contracting the disease from her infected husband. One young man, who was told he was HIV positive that day, wanted to know how he should tell his girlfriend. Another viewer called to ask if AIDS could be contracted through oral sex. The program was two hours of frank, and sometimes moving, information about AIDS. "New Jersey Bell tallied the number of calls we received and said it was around one thousand. Those who phoned and did not get on the air were referred to AIDS counseling centers near them. Because of the success of this program we are planning another outreach, call-in program for the spring."--1988 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1988
Created Date
1988
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:05.315
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Credits
Producing Organization: New Jersey Network
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-3e7a217845a (Filename)
Format: U-matic
New Jersey Network
Identifier: cpb-aacip-878011af1ec (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:57:00
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Citations
Chicago: “On the Trail of a Killer,” 1988, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, New Jersey Network, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 30, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-259-jq0sv51r.
MLA: “On the Trail of a Killer.” 1988. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, New Jersey Network, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 30, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-259-jq0sv51r>.
APA: On the Trail of a Killer. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, New Jersey Network, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-259-jq0sv51r