One of my most challenging assignments involved looking into the death of an African American teen found hanged in a small Southern town. What I learned doesn't square with a new documentary about his death.
In 1982, I wrote a story about AIDS that mentioned 958 cases had been reported worldwide. Forty years on, the total is 75 million. I'm reposting the piece as a document of what it was like to be in NYC at the dawn of the crisis.