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December 18, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Although he had yet to see tonight's episode of "Lifestories," Rev. Donald Wildmon, a leading proponent of boycotts of corporations that advertise on TV shows that some Christian organizations find objectionable, hinted that its sponsors might find themselves on his hit list. "I have no problem with the depiction of the treatment of AIDS in a realistic manner," Wildmon said from his office in Tupelo, Miss.
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December 18, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Although he had yet to see tonight's episode of "Lifestories," Rev. Donald Wildmon, a leading proponent of boycotts of corporations that advertise on TV shows that some Christian organizations find objectionable, hinted that its sponsors might find themselves on his hit list. "I have no problem with the depiction of the treatment of AIDS in a realistic manner," Wildmon said from his office in Tupelo, Miss.
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November 24, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has asked NBC to reinstate an AIDS-themed episode of "Lifestories" which the network recently pulled from its schedule. GLAAD claims that the network is buckling to the "increasingly successful efforts of an intolerant hate group that seeks to drive positive gay and lesbian characters off the air."
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December 18, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Toward the end of tonight's episode of "Lifestories," about a TV reporter who has tested positive for HIV antibodies, the newsman deviates from his script after a "viewer discretion is advised" warning pops up on the screen preceding his report about living with AIDS. "I hate it when it says that," he complains to his audience. "These shows shouldn't require viewer discretion. With over 90,000 people dead in this country alone, they should be mandatory viewing."
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September 27, 1990 | IRV LETOFSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a feat of entertainment, the new NBC anthology medical series "Lifestories" is probably the toughest sell in the modern television era. Who's going to watch a succession of dramas that includes a family confronting a member's alcoholism, a newscaster who tests HIV positive, a precise depiction of a man's first 47 minutes of a heart attack, aplastic anemia and bone-marrow transplants, cosmetic surgery, Alzheimer's disease, psychopathic personalities, gunshot trauma and near-death experiences?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Toward the end of tonight's episode of "Lifestories," about a TV reporter who has tested positive for HIV antibodies, the newsman deviates from his script after a "viewer discretion is advised" warning pops up on the screen preceding his report about living with AIDS. "I hate it when it says that," he complains to his audience. "These shows shouldn't require viewer discretion. With over 90,000 people dead in this country alone, they should be mandatory viewing."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
NBC has pulled from the prime-time schedule an episode of the innovative medical drama "Lifestories" that deals with AIDS and replaced it with an episode about bone marrow transplants. The AIDS episode, which centers around a gay television news reporter who tests positive for the HIV antibodies and then sees his lover die of AIDS, had been scheduled to air Dec. 2, the day following World AIDS Day, and NBC publicists had sent tapes of the episode to the media to drum up publicity.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has asked NBC to reinstate an AIDS-themed episode of "Lifestories" which the network recently pulled from its schedule. GLAAD claims that the network is buckling to the "increasingly successful efforts of an intolerant hate group that seeks to drive positive gay and lesbian characters off the air."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
NBC has pulled from the prime-time schedule an episode of the innovative medical drama "Lifestories" that deals with AIDS and replaced it with an episode about bone marrow transplants. The AIDS episode, which centers around a gay television news reporter who tests positive for the HIV antibodies and then sees his lover die of AIDS, had been scheduled to air Dec. 2, the day following World AIDS Day, and NBC publicists had sent tapes of the episode to the media to drum up publicity.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1990 | IRV LETOFSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a feat of entertainment, the new NBC anthology medical series "Lifestories" is probably the toughest sell in the modern television era. Who's going to watch a succession of dramas that includes a family confronting a member's alcoholism, a newscaster who tests HIV positive, a precise depiction of a man's first 47 minutes of a heart attack, aplastic anemia and bone-marrow transplants, cosmetic surgery, Alzheimer's disease, psychopathic personalities, gunshot trauma and near-death experiences?
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