Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UK Push Back To BBC Showing Of Assisted Suicide

Here's a report of pushback to the "documentary" showing as assisted sucide on the telly.
BBC film of sick man taking his life sparks major row
THE BBC is at the centre of a storm of controversy over its decision to film a man's last moments at the Dignitas clinic in a documentary fronted by bestselling author Terry Pratchett.
In a five-minute sequence in the BBC2 programme, Pratchett witnesses Peter, a British man in his early 70s who has motor neurone disease, taking his own life at the Swiss clinic.
Last night the broadcaster was forced to defend its decision. The corporation's commissioning editor for documentaries Charlotte Moore said that she did not believe the "carefully edited but unflinching" scene could have been left out. more

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