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Enterprise; Life After Death


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Life After Death
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Hosted by Eric Sevareid. ENTERPRISE's pioneering use of the "case study" approach to business documents high level decisions as they are taking place in the executive boardrooms. ENTERPRISE deliberately shows decision making processes as they occur. Business is treated as a human endeavor rather than an economic phenomenon. It goes beyond the statistics and charts to show real people making critical decisions and then bearing the consequences. ENTERPRISE benefits from the expertise of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (as Harvard professors act as advisors to each program.) Ex Prod: Zvi Dor-Ner / Each individual episode has different producer Series release date: 10/1981

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Hosted by Eric Sevareid. Telephase is a company in San Diego CA trying to redefine the American way of death. For a $20 enrollment charge and a second fee at the time of death, the Telophase Corp. wants to take care of everything--picking up the body, taking it to the crematorium, completing all the paperwork and either scattering the ashes or delivering them to the family. Telophase is the brainchild of mortician Dr. Tom Webber who approaches a venture capital company with his alternative method to the traditional funeral.



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Chicago: “Enterprise; Life After Death,” 12/23/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_46D418C37A1646C9A6BC8167E9FC1F5E.
MLA: “Enterprise; Life After Death.” 12/23/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_46D418C37A1646C9A6BC8167E9FC1F5E>.
APA: Enterprise; Life After Death. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_46D418C37A1646C9A6BC8167E9FC1F5E
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