Bono

  • Aired:  11/30/11
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Bono talks about medical advances in the fight against AIDS and the potential to eradicate the disease. (7:08)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE LEAD

SINGER OF BAND U2 IN RECOGNITION

OF WORLD AIDS DAY WHICH IS

DECEMBER 1 HIS ORGANIZATIONS ONE

AND RED ARE HOSTING A MAJOR

EVENT IN WASHINGTON TO DISCUSS

THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS.

MR. PRESIDENT WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM -- PLEASE WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM, BONO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WHAT IS ALL THIS?

>> MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY.

>> Jon: THANK YOU.

>> RED iPOD.

RED iPHONE.

>> Jon: VERY NICE.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S LOVELY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HE COMES BEARING GIFTS.

THANK YOU.

>> SAVE LIVES.

>> Jon: WHAT IS NICE ABOUT

THIS BECAUSE WHEN YOU FIRST CAME

OUT WITH THIS I THOUGHT YOU WERE

BASICALLY THINKING THIS WAS

GOING TO BE SO (bleep) BORING

I'LL JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE

JON IS TALKING TO AMERICA I

THOUGHT YOU WERE BRINGING OUT

HEADPHONES FOR YOURSELF.

>> I SAW YOU ROCKING IN YOUR

CHAIR THERE.

>> Joe: THAT'S WHAT JEWS DO.

>> Jon: THAT'S WHAT JEWS DO.

WE --

[ LAUGHTER ]

HOW HAVE BEEN BEEN, MAN?

>> BEEN GOOD.

>> Jon: YOU HAD SOMETHING ON

YOUR BACK.

ARE YOU HEALED AND HEALTHY?

>> I'LL VERY WELL.

REBUILT BY GERMAN ENGINEERING.

YES.

>> Jon: IN GERMANY, THE

HOSPITALS THERE, WE'VE BEEN LED

TO BELIEVE THAT THE HEALTH CARE

IN THE UNITED STATES IS SECOND

TO NONE.

SO WHAT I'M ASSUMING YOU HAD NO

CHANCE TO DO IT IN THE UNITED

STATES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> THERE'S A -- IN GERMANY IN

MUNICH THERE'S A VERY COOL

OPERATION THERE RUN BY A

GENTLEMAN RUN BY A GENTLEMAN

NAMED MOLWILFA.

>> Jon: SOUNDS SIN STEMPLE.

>> I WAS TOLD HE WAS THE BEST

AND I WENT TO MEET WITH HIM AND.

NOT I'M NOT IN TROUBLE.

>> Jon: DID HE SAIRK WE'LL FIX

YOU.

WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN.

>> IT WAS QUITE CLOSE.

I WAS TOLD, YOU SAID, YOU NO,

FOR THIS PROCEDURE, HE SAID LOTS

OF PEOPLE ARE AT SOME RISKS.

I SAID LIKE WHAT?

HE SAID, THE DROPPED FOOT.

I AND I WENT, THE DROP FOOT.

YOU MIGHT WALK WITH A LIMP AND

ALSO THE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION.

AND MY WIFE WAS THERE AND SHE

SAID GREAT!

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND I'M VERY PLEASED AT THIS

GREAT GERMAN CARE.

I HAVE NEITHER OF THOSE

PROBLEMS.

>> Jon: CONAT-BAT LAITIONS.

VERY EXCITE -- CONGRATULATIONS.

VERY EXCITING.

THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY

WHATEVER DOCTOR I GO TO, I WOULD

HOPE THAT HE WOULD MENTION THE

SEXUAL THING FIRST.

I WOULD HOPE HE WOULD SAY SEXUAL

DYSFUNCTION AND DROP FOOT.

>> I SAID IS THERE ANY WAY

AROUND THE PROCEDURE?

HE SAID NO.

AND I SAID WHY ARE YOU TELLING

ME THEN?

AND HE FOR INSURANCE REASONS.

>> Jon: WE'RE NOT SO DIFFERENT

AFTER ALL P. I'M READING IN THE

MATERIAL, YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

WANT TO BY 2015 GIVE EVERYONE

AIDS AND I JUST THINK THAT -- I

THINK IT'S A MISCALCULATION ON

YOUR PART AND I THINK

PROMOTIONALLY IT'S NOT A SMART

MOVE FOR A PERFORMER.

>> BUT YOU HAVE TO STAND FOR

SOMETHING.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: HOW DO YOU EVEN GET

INVOLVED IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS

AND HOW DO YOU HAVE TWO

ORGANIZATIONS AND THEY ARE OUT.

ONE IS MORE OF A FUND-RAISING

ARM, YES?

>> YES.

RED.

>> Jon: THAT'S RED.

>> RED IS THE SORT OF GATEWAY

DRUG TO ACTIVISM WHICH IS THE

ONE CAMPAIGN.

THERE'S THREE MILLION ONE

CAMPAIGNERS AND THEY ARE THE

ONES THAT HARASS POLITICIANS OF

ALL COLORS INTO DOING THE RIGHT

THING.

BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE, YOU KNOW

IT'S TOO COMPLICATED THEY SAID

HOW DO I HELP?

I HEAR THERE'S PEOPLE DYING.

WE HEAR TWO PILLS A DAY WILL

STOP THEM FROM DYING.

HOW DO I HELP?

BUY RED PRODUCTS THIS CHRISTMAS.

IT'S GREAT.

>> Jon: WHAT IS YOUR ANGLE ON

THIS?

WHAT IS YOUR CUT?

[ LAUGHTER ]

WHAT ARE WE DEALING WITH?

>> I SHOULD WORK ON THIS IT'S

NEARLY $200 MILLION ON RED AND

ON THE ONE CAMPAIGN I WILL SAY A

ALONG WITH A LOT OF OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS WE'RE AT A

BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT WHICH IS

ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

TOMORROW IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED

FOR WORLD AIDS DAY THE POTENTIAL

FOR THE END OF THE SCOURGE OF

AIDS SO THE BEGINNING OF THE END

OF AIDS.

WHICH IS -- EVEN AS IT COMES OUT

OF MY MOUTH -- KIND OF AMAZING.

>> Jon: YOU ARE SAYING

TOMORROW IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT?

>> NO, WE'RE SAYING WE'RE HOPING

VERY MUCH PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON WHAT

PRESIDENT BUSH DID.

>> Jon: LET ME SWIRL THAT

AROUND IN MY MOUTH.

>> I KNOW IT'S HARD FOR TO YOU

ACCEPT.

IT'S AMAZING.

PEOPLE LIKE JOHN KERRY WORKED

FOR THIS AND HILLARY CLINTON AND

EVENTUALLY PRESIDENT CLINTON DID

EXTRAORDINARY STUFF

RENEGOTIATING THE PRICES OF

THESE VERY EXPENSIVE DRUGS DOWN.

GEORGE BUSH KNOCKED IT OUT OF

THE PARK.

I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT

AMERICA HAS NOW FIVE MILLION

PEOPLE BEING KEPT ALIVE BY THESE

DRUGS.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT EVERYBODY

SHOULD KNOW.

IT'S AN AMAZING THING.

>> Jon: I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO

HEARING ABOUT THIS TOMORROW.

THAT SOUNDS REMARKABLE.

PEOPLES 'HOPES HAVE BEEN RAISED

BEFORE THE END OF THIS DISEASE

BUT I REALLY HOPE --

>> IT'S A MASS THING.

IT'S AT THE MOMENT -- FOR EVERY

PERSON YOU TREAT TWO MORE ARE

INFECTED.

THE MOMENT WHEN YOU HAVE

INFECTIONS IS THE MOMENT WHEN

YOU CAN TURN THAT AROUND AND THE

SCIENCE IS NOW WITH US.

IF YOU GET THESE PEOPLE THE

DRUGS EARLY.

IF YOU GET WOMEN IN PARTICULAR

DRUGS EARLY WHO ARE PREGNANT,

YOU CAN -- AND MALE

CIRCUMSIGNIFICANCE IS AN

IMPORTANT BIT.

THE BEGINNING OF END OF THE

AIDS.

IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO

STAY WITH THIS EVEN IN HARSH

ECONOMIC TIMES THAT IS YOURS.

YOU'LL HAVE TURNED THIS AROUND.

>> Jon: I STOPPED PAYING

ATTENTION WHEN YOU SAID IT'S A

MATH THING.

>> A, B, CD --

>> Jon: VERY NICE JOB.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YO

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