Cuz I’m old & my parents let me watch way too much television as a kid, whenever I hear about this awful illness, I think of the 70s TV show, Quincy, ME.
It featured a two-part special on the disease. He was attending a forensics investigators’ convention in Lake Tahoe when the casino was hit by the disease. These two episodes are how, as an 8-year-old, I learned the disease could be spread via air conditioning units. Who needs real science when you got shows like Quincy, ME?
My love of this show was probably a precursor to my obsession with the Investigation Discovery channel.
Admittedly, I also liked the show because it starred Robert Ito. There weren’t a lot of Asian actors on TV. And he was hot. So win-win.