Here comes the wave of anniversary coverage: Anderson Cooper will address the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis with a one-hour special, according to a CNN statement. CNN will air “Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS” on Friday, January 14, at 9 P.M. Eastern time. Cooper’s show will include an in-depth interview with Elton John on the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Cooper will also talk with Anthony Fauci, MD, Phill Wilson, Mondo Guerra and Mo’nique. The special will show clips from celebrities—including Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Barry Manilow, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Margaret Cho, Maya Angelou and Jeanne White Ginder (Ryan White’s mother)—on the “deciding moment” that led them to join the fight against AIDS. It was on June 5, 1981, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its first report on what became known as AIDS.

To read the CNN statement, click here.