KERA Nightwatch episode featuring Bill Nelson on issue of AIDS quarantines

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1986 KERA NIghtwatch episode on the issue of AIDS quarantine legislation. Featured speakers are Bill Nelson, President of the Dallas Gay Alliance, and Ohio State Representative Don Gilmore, sponsor of the Quarantine Provision proposal legislation being introduced to the Ohio legislature. Gilmore speaks in support of quarantining AIDS victims to their home or their car, and considers AIDS a "social disease." Bill Nelson speaks against the quarantine and in support of education and further scientific research. Footage is included of Robert Bernstein, Texas Health Commissioner, asking the Board of Health to withdraw the proposed AIDS rule from consideration.

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1 videodisc (10 min., 30 sec.)

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Creator: Unknown. 1986.

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1986 KERA NIghtwatch episode on the issue of AIDS quarantine legislation. Featured speakers are Bill Nelson, President of the Dallas Gay Alliance, and Ohio State Representative Don Gilmore, sponsor of the Quarantine Provision proposal legislation being introduced to the Ohio legislature. Gilmore speaks in support of quarantining AIDS victims to their home or their car, and considers AIDS a "social disease." Bill Nelson speaks against the quarantine and in support of education and further scientific research. Footage is included of Robert Bernstein, Texas Health Commissioner, asking the Board of Health to withdraw the proposed AIDS rule from consideration.

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1 videodisc (10 min., 30 sec.)

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  • Preferred Citation: William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. and Jean Nelson Collection (The Dallas Way) (AR0842), University of North Texas Special Collections

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William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. and Jean Nelson Collection (The Dallas Way)

Letters, speeches, poetry, and memoirs predominately dated 1971-1990 written by mother and son, Jean and Bill Nelson. Bill Nelson was a GLBT civil rights activist who spoke out about the discrimination the gay community and persons with AIDS faced in the 1980s. After Bill passed away in 1990 from AIDS-related complications, Jean attended events in his memory.

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  • 1986

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KERA Nightwatch episode featuring Bill Nelson on issue of AIDS quarantines, video, 1986; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc805054/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.