Tuesday on the NewsHour: Elton John
Elton John faced a very different kind of crowd this week. Instead of thousands of screaming fans, he addressed U.S. senators, international health workers and advocates about an issue close to his heart: the AIDS epidemic.
On Tuesday, he was on Capitol Hill for a breakfast moderated by Gwen Ifill. On Monday, he was the keynote speaker at the 19th annual International AIDS Conference. His Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised more than $275 million dollars in support of fighting AIDS worldwide.
Gwen sat down with John on Tuesday to discuss his efforts and his new book, “Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS.” Their conversation will air on Tuesday’s NewsHour, and we’ll post it here later.
Afterward, Gwen got down to other important questions: Just how many pairs of glasses does Elton John own? And can he even remember how many times he’s performed “Bennie and the Jets”?
The answers to those questions are in this video:
Video editing by Bob Hartman.
For more coverage of the International AIDS Conference, visit our health page.