Post mortem : the death investigation crisis in America / written and produced by Carl Byker and Lowell Bergman.
- Other Title:
- Death investigation crisis in America
- [Boston?] : WGBH Educational Foundation : PBS Distribution, ©2011.
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
- Forensic pathology -- United States.
Coroners -- United States.
Criminal investigation -- United States.
- Medical subjects:
- Coroners and Medical Examiners -- organization & administration.
- Documentary television programs.
Television news programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
- System Details:
- DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; stereo.
digital optical stereo
video file DVD video region 1
- In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. The rate of autopsies -- the gold standard of death investigation--has plummeted over decades. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health.
- Correspondent, Lowell Bergman; lead reporters for Propublica A.C. Thompson and Mosi Secret, lead reporter for NPR Sandra Bartlett, lead reporter for Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley Ryan Gabrielson, lead reporter for Frontline Arun Rath.
- Videodisc release of one episode of the television series Frontline, originally broadcast on Feb. 1, 2011.
- Byker, Carl, film producer, screenwriter.
Bergman, Lowell, film producer, screenwriter, narrator.
WGBH Educational Foundation, production company.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
- Publisher Number:
FRL62907 PBS Distribution
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