Radio 2 has commissioned a documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of the first World Aids Day. ‘How Aids Changed America’ will be presented by actor Paul Michael Glaser that chart's the indomitable rise of HIV/Aids in the USA.
Glaser, famous for his role as Starsky in the long running TV series, Starsky and Hutch, will look back at the effects of nearly three decades of AIDS in the USA and the progress that has been made since the disease first shook America.
Produced by Made In Manchester Productions, the programme will include contributions from Washington Post journalist John-Manuel Andriote (himself HIV-positive), Cleve Jones, founder of the HIV/Aids Memorial Quilt, gay rights activist Larry Kramer and Paul Michael Glaser himself who lost both his wife and daughter to an Aids-related illness.
‘How Aids Changed America’ will air on BBC Radio 2 at 10.30pm on December 2nd.