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Legendary Emmy(R) and Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers (PBS, NBC, CBS) interviews dozens of terminally ill patients in this four-part exploration of end-of-life issues - from health care to cultural attitudes. The series offers illuminating perspectives on the sometimes controversial ethical, medical and economic forces that can drive a person's decisions surrounding death. The 2-Vol. DVD set also includes a 16-page viewer's guide, biographies, and more.
Newest release from Bill Moyers' acclaimed library;
Insightful, practical discussions about death and dying in America
Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms
On DVD from Athena October 25, 2011
[4 stars]...ambitious, astoundingly moving, and relevant --New York Daily News An extraordinary achievement --The Washington Post Remarkable --Los Angeles Times Riveting and tender --Chicago Tribune
Silver Spring, MD -- An emotional and pragmatic look at the way Americans face death, the PBS-broadcast documentary series, Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms arrives to DVD from Athena on October 25, 2011. Legendary Emmy(R) and Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers (PBS, NBC, CBS) interviews dozens of terminally ill patients in this four-part exploration of end-of-life issues - from health care to cultural attitudes. The series offers illuminating perspectives on the sometimes controversial ethical, medical and economic forces that can drive a person's decisions surrounding death. The 2-Vol. DVD set also includes a 16-page viewer's guide, biographies, and more ($49.99, www.AcornOnline.com). On Our Own Terms is Athena's ninth release from Moyers' acclaimed library of programs.
While research shows that the majority of the people wish to die at home, most Americans will die in hospitals. In this emotional, powerful, and constructive exploration on death, renowned journalist Bill Moyers interviews dozens of terminally ill patients. From a gentle pediatrician who chooses not to combat his cancer with chemotherapy to palliative-care doctors and hospice workers who focus on comfort rather than cure, this four-part program uses individual portraits to explain the complex concepts and choices that surround a good death. Allowing patients from many cultures and backgrounds to speak about their wishes and beliefs, each a poignant story of living with--and redefining--death.
EPISODES: Living with Dying, A Different Kind of Care, A Death of One's Own, A Time to Change
BONUS FEATURES: 16-page viewer's guide with an introduction by Bill Moyers, How to Be with a Dying Person by the Rev. Chuck Meyer, Grief by Kenneth J. Doka, articles on physician-assisted suicide and hospice care, and a glossary of terms; Biography of Bill Moyers, plus more at AthenaLearning.com
Street Date: Oct. 25, 2011 SRP: $49.99
DVD 2-Vol. Boxed Set - 4 Episodes - Approx. 348 minutes - SDH subtitles
About Acorn Media: Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. distributes distinctive home video releases to North America with a special focus on the best of British television. 2011 releases include Upstairs, Downstairs: 40th Anniversary Edition and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; U.S. debuts of new series Garrow's Law, Vera, and Single-Handed; more episodes from New Tricks, Doc Martin, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Marple, George Gently, Murdoch Mysteries; and the Blu-ray debut of Brideshead Revisited. Athena releases provide an authoritative and entertaining learning experience through high quality, informative, documentary programming. Athena's 2011 releases include The Making of the President: The 1960s, HBO's The Battle for Marjah, Art of the Western World, The Genius of Design, Discovering Hamlet, Genius of Britain, Weapons Races, Joseph Campbell: Mythos III, and several acclaimed programs from Bill Moyers and Mike Wallace. Clips are available at www.athenalearning.com.
Posted by: News Editor - October 22, 2011, 10:43 am - PR
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