Twenty years ago, CBC television broadcast the Dr. Peter Diaries - a touching, honest, and deeply personal account of young physician Dr. Peter Jepson-Young's experience with HIV/AIDs. At a time when too few knew the difference between myth and medical reality, his story brought a human face to the epidemic.
From September 7 - 17, in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dr. Peter Diaries, CBC Radio One's The Early Edition will be dedicating a special series to examine the changing face of HIV/AIDS.
From September 7 - 9, host Rick Cluff will take you on a journey to revisit the archival tape from the diaries. You'll also hear from guests like Dr. Jay Wortaner, whose idea spawned what was later an Academy Award-nominated series and Dr. Peter's mother Shirley Young.
On September 10, The Early Edition will be broadcasting a live show from the Dr. Peter Centre. We invite you to join us at 1110 Comox Street in Vancouver from 5:30 - 8:30 am. If you would like to be part of the audience, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 8, 2010.
During the show, Rick will be talking to Maxine Davis, Executive Director of the Dr. Peter Centre, film maker David Paperny and Sue Ridout who battled the politics of the day to produce the series, and Dr. Julio Montaner the president of the International AIDS Society and at one point, Peter's physician. Singer-songwriter Carolyn Neapole will also be performing throughout and sharing her experience as the music therapist of the Centre.