Showtime documentary series kicks off January 19 with AIDS-themed episode

BY Advocate.com Editors

January 11 2003 12:00 AM ET

A 10-part documentary series titled What's Going On? and produced by RCN Entertainment will kick off January 19 on Showtime with an episode focusing on the HIV/AIDS crisis in the Caribbean as seen through the eyes of children. Hosted by actor and United Nations goodwill ambassador Danny Glover, the program will examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on the people of the Caribbean, home to the world's second-highest rate of HIV prevalence, behind only sub-Saharan Africa. The program will include interviews with and stories about children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the region.

Other episodes in the series will continue with child's-eye views of such issues as African refugees, hunger in the United States, the lingering effects of land mines in Southeast Asia, child labor, and more. Other celebrity hosts in the series include Angelina Jolie, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. The AIDS-themed episode will air at 7:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on Sunday, January 19. Other episodes in the series will air throughout 2003.

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