As an entertainment reporter at ABC7 news in San Francisco, Paul Wynne followed the bright lights. But after being diagnosed with AIDS, he courageously turned the spotlight on himself, through a video journal.
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“And here I am today,” he told the audience. “Only today I have something I would have never dreamed about ten years ago. I have AIDS.”
In the months before the journal began, Wynne wasn’t working and often keeping to himself until ABC7 News photographer Lorne Morrison dropped by to visit him. Their conversations turned to the idea of doing a journal.
When asked why he encouraged Wynne to share his story, Morrison answered, “We’re supposed to give people voice. That’s what we do. That’s what we’re supposed to do,” answered Morrison.
And Wynne used the voice to educate, and even answer the kind of questions rippling through the public …