- In the '80s, U.S. films and TV shows were slow to acknowledge the AIDS crisis
- 1985's "An Early Frost" is widely considered the first film to deal with AIDS
- NBC's "St. Elsewhere" in 1983 was among the first prime time TV shows to feature an AIDS patient
(CNN)In the early 1980s, the AIDS crisis was being covered nightly on the news -- but that was likely the only time you'd hear about it on your television.