Health and Medicine


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss health and medicine on television.

Highlights
Ellen Wheeler on working with All My Children  creator Agnes Nixon and public reaction to the AIDS storyline
Jeffrey Hayden on Quincy's plots, including the episode "Seldom Silent, Never Heard," that influenced the passing of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA)
Debbie Allen on how A Different World was the first network show on TV to broach the subject of AIDS
Maria Riva on appearing on a series of cerebral palsy telethons in the 1950s at the request of Yul Brynner (the airtime donated by ABC President Leonard Goldenson), and trying to dispel the stigma of the disease
Producer Paul Henning on ending cigarette ads on The Beverly Hillbillies
Walter Dishell on advising on how to perform surgery in M*A*S*H
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Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on how A Different World was the first network show on TV to broach the subject of AIDS

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on breaking the story of Rock Hudson's AIDS

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing a pivotal episode of ER in which a main character is revealed to have AIDS, and seeing the power of television's reach

Frances Buss Buch

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Frances Buss Buch on directing "Telecolor Clinics" for The American Cancer Society

Jeffrey Hayden

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Jeffrey Hayden on Quincy's plots, including the episode "Seldom Silent, Never Heard," that influenced the passing of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA)

Paul Henning

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Producer Paul Henning on ending cigarette ads on The Beverly Hillbillies

David Pressman

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Director David Pressman on some of the social issues covered on One Live to Live

Maria Riva

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Maria Riva on appearing on a series of cerebral palsy telethons in the 1950s at the request of Yul Brynner (the airtime donated by ABC President Leonard Goldenson), and trying to dispel the stigma of the disease

Ruth Warrick

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Ruth Warrick on All My Children's  groundbreaking AIDS storyline

Ellen Wheeler

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Ellen Wheeler on working with All My Children  creator Agnes Nixon and public reaction to the AIDS storyline
Ellen Wheeler on working with All My Children  creator Agnes Nixon and public reaction to the AIDS storyline

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