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FRONTLINE; Suicide Plan, The

11/05/2012

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Suicide Plan, The
Program Number

3023

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying -- what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who are suffering turn in secret to friends, family members and even activist organizations. In this film, FRONTLINE explores the shadow world of assisted suicide, where the lines between legality and criminality are blurred as never before. With intimate access to decisions near the end of life, FRONTLINE takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time -- told not only by the people choosing to die, but also by their "assisters," individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions to hasten death.

A FRONTLINE production with Mead Street Films

Duration

01:26:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Suicide Plan, The,” 11/05/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7634455190A24BEFADCFC062E94708CD.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Suicide Plan, The.” 11/05/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7634455190A24BEFADCFC062E94708CD>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Suicide Plan, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7634455190A24BEFADCFC062E94708CD
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