Grant Information Detail
Summary Title: Production, promotion, and outreach for a public television series on the end of life
Project Title: Production, promotion, and outreach for a public television series on the end of life
Project Director: Bill Moyers     Degree:    
Phone No.(Work): 212-560-6960
Fax (Work): 212-560-6646     
Email: doctor@wnet.org
Grantee Institution: Public Affairs Television, Inc.
Address: 356 West 58th Street

New York     New York         United States.
Start Date: 01/01/1999  End Date:  12/31/2000
Amount: $2,750,000  Web Site: 
Description: This project supports the production of a four-part television documentary on death and dying in America that explores: (1) how Americans of different ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds think about and experience death; (2) the movement within the health system to change care for the terminally ill, highlighting health care institutions that train for and practice state-of-the-art palliative care and debunking myths about pain management; (3) the stories of doctors and their patients who are wrestling with complex issues of death and dying, ranging from withdrawal of life support to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide; and (4) the spiritual aspect of dying. An extensive outreach campaign intended to expand viewership for the program and increase its utility through organized community and informal educational activities is also planned. The outreach will occur simultaneously through local public television stations and through national organizations that have a demonstrated interest in end-of-life issues and outreach capacity.
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