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Word of Mouth - Segment
Thu November 17, 2011
Death Talk Goes Viral
Produced by Chris Cuffe
Despite the makeover from the popular HBO series Six Feet Under, morticians still get stamped with the image of a tall, spindly old man in a threadbare suit, with matching tap, or, barring that, just a little bit creepy. Caitlin Doughty is doing her best to update that image, and to lift the lid on a profession that will, ultimately, touch us all. She hosts the "Ask a Mortician" series of videos on YouTube, and she joins us to answer just a few of our pressing questions.