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David France, How to Survive a Plague

Jeannie Hopper hosts David France, director and producer of the Academy Award nominated How to Survive a Plague, a 2012 American documentary film about the early years of the AIDS epidemic, and the efforts of ACT UP and TAG.

In addition to discussing the film, Jeannie and France address his early work as a journalist, his projects with the Red Hot organization, the music of Arthur Russell, and some other collaboration stories.

A former Newsweek senior editor, David France is a contributing editor for New York Magazine. His work is published widely, including in GQ, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone. He has written three books, including Our Fathers, an acclaimed investigation of the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis, and the New York Times bestseller The Confession, with Governor James E. McGreevey. Several films have been inspired by his work, beginning with Thanks of a Grateful Nation, a controversial Showtime miniseries about the first Gulf War, and the Peabody Award winner Soldier's Girl, about a private's murder. Our Fathers, a Showtime adaptation of his book, was nominated for Emmys and a Writers Guild of America award.


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