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How the Media Coverage of AIDS is Shaping Our Understanding of the Disease.

Larry Gross is a professor of communications at the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Pennsylvania. He studies television violence and the portrayal of women in minorities on t.v. and their effects on viewers. Gross is the co-chair of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force and a member of the Philadelphia AIDS Task Force. He joins the show to evaluate the media coverage of AIDS and how it has shaped the American public's response to the disease.

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Other segments from the episode on February 21, 1986

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 21, 1986: Interview with David Webber, Part 2; Interview with Larry Gross; Interview with David Webber and Larry Gross.

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