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photoABC Nightline correspondent Jim Wooten thought he had seen it all. He was north of sixty years old and a veteran reporter of war, famine and disease. Then, in the deep sub-Sahara, he met a little boy, Nkosi Johnson, who brought his hardened reporter's heart back to life, and awakened the world to the very human, and too often African faces of AIDS.

Nkosi, like millions of children around the world, was born with the HIV virus. The story of his journey into the world spotlight, into Jim Wooten's camera, and into the face of the most powerful leaders in Africa, is an inspiration and a heartbreaker.

Hear the inspiring story of one boy's courage in the crisis of AIDS.

Guests:

Jim Wooten, senior corerspondent for "Nightline," author of
"We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love"

Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn, Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, Division of AIDS.

This program aired on December 29, 2004.

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