The Festival kicks off on Friday, April 22nd at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall with an exclusive ticketed evening event featuring Shatner, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek; a conversation with Carter, fresh off the triumphant return of The X-Files to television; and an exclusive glimpse into the thrilling second season of Syfy’s hit series 12 Monkeys (premieres April 18) with special advance footage presented by stars Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull and executive producer Terry Matalas.
Nina Pham Speaks From Hospital Bed
Pham, a nurse, contracted the Ebola virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the Us. Originally treated at Texas Health Presbyterian, where she works, Pham has been moved following growing safety concerns at the hospital, which many believe was ill equipped to deal with any kind of Ebola outbreak.
In the video, made by Pham’s attending physician at the Dallas hospital, Pham says goodbye to her doctors at the hospital as she prepares to fly to Bethesda, Md., where she is currently being treated. The YouTube video of Pham is the first time the public has seen the nurse since her diagnosis became headline news.
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From the press release:
In addition to Anderson Cooper’s in-depth interview with Sir Elton John about his foundation’s work to end the disease, the show will also include interviews with Academy-award winning actress Mo’nique, Project Runway’s Mondo Guerra, Phill Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute and co-founder of Greater Than AIDS, a new national movement developed with the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The special hour will also feature emotional clips from famous personalities on their personal “Deciding Moment” that changed how they think about the disease
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