And the band played on book quotes
And the Band Played On - WikipediaNBC as well as ABC were some of the networks considered to make a miniseries based on the book in the late s, but the networks turned it down because they could not find a way to structure it as a two-night, four-hour miniseries. In , NBC finally aired the movie with a parental discretion warning due to its sensitive subject. In a prologue set in , American epidemiologist Don Francis arrives in a village on the banks of the Ebola River in Zaire and discovers many of the residents and the doctor working with them have died from a mysterious illness later identified as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. In , Francis becomes aware of a growing number of deaths from unexplained sources among gay men in Los Angeles , New York City and San Francisco , and is prompted to begin an in-depth investigation of the possible causes. Working with no money, limited space, and outdated equipment, he comes in contact with politicians, numerous members of the medical community many of whom resent his involvement because of their personal agendas , and gay activists. Of the latter, some such as Bill Kraus support him, while others express resentment at what they see as unwanted interference in their lifestyles, especially in his attempts to close the local bathhouses.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Toggle navigation User area. Toggle search bar. Interpreted by. Plot — Dr. Francis is one of the first doctors to understand the danger of a mysterious epidemic which has already devastated many victims in Africa and it's spreading all over the world.
But, don' t fuck with me. The book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting— specifically in the United States— to what was then. Creator Breakdown: Averted. And the Band Played On adds its own snare- drum resonance to the AIDS catastrophe, beating elements of Randy Shilts' journalism into a passionate, incisive condemnation of the government' s public. You can also search my large collection of Positive Motivational and Inspirational Quotes and Sayings. Marie and Kaitlin are about their marching band. I' m not playing games here.
Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition
Don Francis: This may be the first epidemic in history of which no one officially died. Don Francis: How many people have to die before it'll be cost effective for you people to do something about it? A hundred? A thousand? Blood Bank executive: When the doctors start acting like businessmen, who do the people turn to for doctors? TV Shows. A superior, made-for-cable film, this Home Box Office adaptation of Randy Shilts's chronicle detailing the emergence of AIDS in America and the fight against bureaucracy and society for a cure is a taut, outrageous, and affecting true-life drama.