As part of LCI’s 30th anniversary (#LCI30) celebrations this month, David Landis interviews three communications industry professionals who’ve impacted our business and contributed to our success. This week’s interview is with Hank Plante, a veteran journalist who met David when they worked together at KPIX-TV (CBS) in San Francisco. The pair were among the first in the nation to start an open dialogue about HIV/AIDS, dispelling myths about its transmission and educating people nationwide about how to protect themselves.
(And in related news from just this week, we were sad to learn of the passing of Timothy Ray Brown, the first-ever patient to be cured of HIV. He died at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. from unrelated recurring leukemia at 54 years old.)