Closer Look: Actress Kim Fields; Atlanta Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS; And More

Actress Kim Fields spoke to Rose Scott about her new memoir and her decades of experience in the entertainment industry.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Today is World AIDS day, which was founded in 1988 to remember those “who have died from an AIDS-related illness”, and to unite people, globally, in efforts to end the spread of HIV. Rose Scott gives a news brief on Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed’s announcement, earlier today, about the creation of a nine-member medical advisory committee to keep the mayor’s office informed of specific issues around HIV/AIDS.
  • 3:00: Kim Fields has been in the entertainment industry for more than four  decades, and she’s recently penned a memoir,  “Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood,” about her time in the business. Fields talks about her career as an actress and director, and some of the iconic characters she’s played. See the photo of Fields on the cover of Dynamite, the magazine that billed itself as being “For the 1980s Kid,” that Rose mentioned on-air, here.
  • 29:13: As part of World AIDS day, today many are reflecting on global efforts to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. We learn about local initiatives in a conversation with Nicole Roebuck, executive director of AID Atlanta, and Greg Smith, founder of the Human Impact Project (HIP) of Atlanta.
  • 45:00: What are the do’s and don’ts for those aspiring to get their ideas from concept to film and TV? Lance Krall, co-founder of Atlanta-based Picture It Productions gives us a mini workshop.

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