The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter: Screening and Talkback
It all started on CBC Television evening news on September 10, 1990, with these words from Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, BSc'79, MD'85: "I'm going to be introducing you to someone with AIDS to help provide a name, a face, and an identity to this disease. The person I’m going to be introducing you to is myself. I'm a doctor, but I’m also a patient – a patient with AIDS."
For many people, the Dr. Peter Diaries was the first introduction to someone with AIDS – and to someone who was openly gay. Over the next two years, to within two weeks of his death, 111 weekly episodes of theDiaries were aired. The Diaries were so successful that a documentary compilation, The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1994.
Following an exclusive screening of the acclaimed documentary, there is a talkback session featuring some of his closest friends and supporters.