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Oprah Revisits Town that Rejected Man With AIDS 23 Years Ago

Oprah Revisits Town that Rejected Man With AIDS 23 Years Ago

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On Wednesday, The Oprah Winfrey Show will take viewers back to Williamson, W.Va., the town that refused to let Mike Sisco, who was living with AIDS, use the municipal swimming pool in 1987.

According to Oprah.com, the goal of the visit is to see whether and how attitudes in the town have changed in 23 years.

As the Williamson Daily News recalls, "In 1987, she came to Williamson to discuss AIDS in a small town and to focus on Mike Sisco, a Williamson-area man with AIDS, who had been kicked out of the Williamson swimming pool. The pool was shut down and cleaned and the story made national headlines, even making the front cover of US News & World Report."

Sisco died of AIDS complications in 1996.

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