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The Republican "Face of AIDS."

Mary Fisher was the face of AIDS/HIV at the Republican National Convention in 1992 where she gave a speech imploring the party to lift the "shroud of silence" about the disease. Fisher comes from a wealthy prominent Republican family. Her father, Max Fisher was Honorary Chairman of the Bush/Quayle '92 National Finance Committee. Since she went public about her HIV-positive status, Fisher has been an eloquent voice in the fight against AIDS misinformation and discrimination. She's also the founder of the Family AIDS Network, Inc. which fosters AIDS awareness and compassion. (678 Front Street NW, Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49504; Phone: 616-451-2361) She's compiled a new book of her speeches, "Sleep With the Angels: A Mother Challenges Aids," (MoyerBell).

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Other segments from the episode on January 20, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 20, 1994: Interview with Mary Fisher; Interview with Peter Kornbluh; Review of Jane Siberry's and Sheryl Crow's albums "When I Was a Boy" and "Tuesday Night Music…

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