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And the Band Played On

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The late journalist [[Performer~P314786~Randy Shilts~randyshilts]]' best-selling book on the burgeoning AIDS crisis was adapted for cable TV by [[Performer~P110408~Arnold Schulman~arnoldschulman]]. In 1981, researchers begin discerning a mysterious new disease that apparently affects only homosexual males (or so they thought at that time). Working independently, and with marked hostility toward one another, an American and a French research team manage to identify and name the dreaded HIV virus. The...more

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