I love Margaret Cho. There, I said it. I’m a fan. She’s funny and smart. I’m always eager to hear her new stand-up comedy shows and never get tired of hearing her old routines.

So I’m familiar with the stories of her parents and their bookstore in San Francisco, but I was surprised to find out they closed the bookstore as a result of the AIDS epidemic.

In this video interview with CNN, Cho shares the details:


Cho shared her “deciding moment” (an initiative of the "Greater Than AIDS" campaign) as one of the many celebrities being interviewed by Anderson Cooper for his one-hour special reflecting on 30 years since the first AIDS diagnosis.

The show airs tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on CNN. Click here for more details. To read her Q&A with CNN, click here.