Thursday, May 12, 2011

UK: A Real Death On The Telly Tonight

Ah, I see. Brits will be able to watch a someone die on national TV. All in the name of "science," of course. The BBC says it's "educational." Perhaps, but it will also abet the commercialization and cheapening of death.
Inside the Human Body to show death of sick grandad as Gerald becomes first person in Britain to die on national television
BBC1 bosses are under fire for giving the go-ahead to show cancer patient Gerald, 84, taking his final breath.
He is the first person in Britain to die on national television.
Vivienne Pattison of Mediawatch said: "It fills me with unease."
The BBC argued its science show Inside the Human Body does not shy away from difficult subjects. more

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