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San Francisco’s “Midnight Caller” controversy isn’t settling down. After agreeing to rewrite a script about an AIDS carrier knowingly infecting others with the virus, producers of the new NBC series said Wednesday that protesters want more changes in the episode. “There are some people that I don’t think we’re ever going to satisfy,” executive producer Bob Singer told the Associated Press. “We don’t plan to make more script changes.” Representatives of three groups protesting the “Midnight Caller” episode submitted script changes they demanded for the hourlong show and vowed to continue demonstrations unless they were made. Among other things, protesters want the character spreading the Human Immunodeficiency Virus to be unaware that he is infected. About 400 people yelling “Act Up! Fight Back! Fight AIDS!” disrupted shooting Tuesday. The program’s producers earlier had obtained a temporary restraining order directing protesters to stay at least 100 feet from filming and to remain silent. Producer Singer said he doesn’t plan to go back to court and expected shooting to be completed by today. The series premiered Tuesday.


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