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FRONTLINE; Kevorkian File, The

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Kevorkian File, The
Program Number

1214V

Series Description

FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Program Description

Jack Kevorkian, M.D. is the most controversial doctor in America. He is celebrated by his supporters as a merciful angel of death, the champion of new civil rights issues. To his opponents, Kevorkian is a discredited pathologist whose obsession with death has led him to kill patients who are not yet at the end of their lives. This program presents an in-depth examination of Jack Kevorkian's record, exploring the man, his cases, and the issue he has come to personify. FRONTLINE was granted special access to the story, not only to Dr. Kevorkian himself, but to his friends and members of his family, to survivors of many of the twenty people he has helped commit suicide, and to leading medical authorities on both sides of the assisted suicide controversy.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Kevorkian File, The,” GBH Archives, accessed September 20, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E8DE9D9FF7E34A61BC125FE3D1DA1A00.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Kevorkian File, The.” GBH Archives. Web. September 20, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E8DE9D9FF7E34A61BC125FE3D1DA1A00>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Kevorkian File, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E8DE9D9FF7E34A61BC125FE3D1DA1A00
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