Winner 1987

Some Place Like Home


Some Place Like Home is a moving account of what can happen to AIDS victims when they reach the point of last resort. Shunned by friends, society, and sometimes by family and medical establishments, they can find humane treatment in hospice centers where the emphasis is not on the disease but on the person. This is less a story about AIDS than it is a testament to the humanity of hospice workers and supportive family members. In the hospice environment patients find acceptance and a degree of dignity they might not have thought possible. Laurel Erickson has done an extraordinary job of showing how Providence House in Los Angeles approaches the question of AIDS. The Peabody Board recognizes KNBC-TV, Los Angeles for moving beyond the surface of the AIDS question and redefining some of the human questions involved.