One in this medical drama series set in St. Eligius hospital in Boston. In this episode, Tony Gifford, a member of the city council, is diagnosed with a virus that appears to be AIDS. Gifford can't believe the diagnosis and is worried how his public image will fare once word of his situation gets out. Meanwhile, the hospital is running very low on blood and Dr. Ehrlich and Nurse Daniels are put in charge of a blood drive. Dr. Fiscus handles the case of a young tennis star whose father has high expectations for her in the near future. Fiscus has a feeling that there is more to the girl's condition than just fatigue and gets Dr. Ridley involved in the case. Dr. White requests that he be dropped from handling Gifford's case, which reflects the mood of the others at the hospital. Commerials deleted.


  • DATE: December 21, 1983 Wednesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:46:35
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:45271
  • GENRE: Drama, medical
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1982-1988


  • Bruce Paltrow … Executive Producer
  • Abby Singer … Coordinating Producer
  • Mark Tinker … Supervising Producer, Developed by
  • John Masius … Producer, Developed by, Writer
  • Tom Fontana … Producer, Writer
  • Beth Hillshafer … Associate Producer
  • Victor Lobl … Director
  • Steve Lawson … Writer
  • Joshua Brand … Created by
  • John Falsey … Created by
  • J.A.C. Redford … Music by
  • David Grusin … Theme Music by
  • Ed Flanders … Cast, Dr. Donald Westphall
  • Norman Lloyd … Cast, Dr. Daniel Auschlander
  • Ed Begley … Cast, Dr. Victor Ehrlich
  • Ellen Bry … Cast, Nurse Shirley Daniels
  • Mark Harmon … Cast, Dr. Robert Caldwell
  • Terence Knox … Cast, Dr. Peter White
  • Eric Laneuville … Cast, Orderly Luther Hawkins
  • Howie Mandel … Cast, Dr. Wayne Fiscus
  • Kim Miyori … Cast, Dr. Wendy Armstrong
  • David Morse … Cast, Dr. Jack Morrison
  • Christina Pickles … Cast, Nurse Helen Rosenthal
  • Kavi Raz … Cast, Dr. V.J. Kochar
  • Cynthia Sikes … Cast, Dr. Annie Cavanero
  • Nancy Stafford … Cast, Joan Halloran
  • Denzel Washington … Cast, Dr. Phillip Chandler
  • William Daniels … Cast, Dr. Mark Craig
  • Paul Sand … Cast, Dr. Michael Ridley
  • Sagan Lewis … Cast, Dr. Jaqueline Wade
  • Rae Dawn Chong … Cast, Billie Vaughn
  • Michael Brandon … Cast, Tony Gifford
  • Caroline Smith … Cast, Sandra Gifford
  • Sydney Penny … Cast, Melissa Greeley
  • Terence McGovern … Cast, the Reporter
  • Clete Keith … Cast, Gifford's Assistant
  • Kenneth Lloyd … Cast, the Reporter
  • Jessica Drake … Cast, the Reporter
  • Robert Hogan … Cast, Mr. Greely
  • Karen Landry … Cast, Myra White
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