Don’t miss the WHBF Local 4 News next week at 10 p.m.
The story of Robb Dussliere will receive an update from WHBF-TV and Local 4 News reporter Emily Scarlett during the week of Thanksgiving. The series will be broadcast on the 10:00 p.m. news on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during Thanksgiving week.
Twenty years after the original news series was broadcast, during the final year of Robb’s life with AIDS, Emily has interviewed Robb’s parents, Lorney and Hattie Dussliere, Robb’s sisters Martha and Peg, Robb’s doctor, Dr. Louis Katz, and even me, the reporter. Emily has asked me to be on the morning news for a live interview on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. It will air between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m.
Emily’s stories will bring viewers up-to-date on the AIDS situation in the Quad Cities, and how Robb’s contribution to education and the establishment of the DeLaCerda House is still being felt two decades after he passed away in April, 1996.
The original “Robb’s Life” series won several awards and honors, and is being rerun in “real time” on this blog during this 20th anniversary year. Each story about Robb that aired between April, 1995 and April, 1996 is being shown here on this blog starting the week it was originally broadcast, only 20 years later.