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The Gay Community in a Time of Crisis

Playwrights William M. Hoffman and Larry Kramer are gay men whose recent work has grappled with the effect of AIDS on their communities. They share their frustrations with the inaction both amongst government agencies and gay people themselves to meaningfully address the epidemic.


Other segments from the episode on June 12, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 12, 1987: Interview with William Hoffman and Larry Kramer; Interview with Michael Cooney; Interview with Jill Godmilow; Review of the play "Talk Radio."


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