Death---It's a Living

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CNBC is airing the hour-long documentary "Death, It's a Living," on Thursday, January 31 (check your local listings). FCA executive director Josh Slocum is interviewed as a critic of the funeral industry. The piece looks at embalming, funeral trade shows, cremation, cemeteries, and more. A two-minute preview shows what looks like a pretty entertaining hour of TV. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:33 )  
Comments (2)
1 Friday, 01 February 2013 00:20
Rennie Dalton
I watched "Death, It's a Living," and while it conveyed much information, it failed to address such questions as, 'what does the funeral industry do with all the gold and silver they salvage from the mouths of dead bodies? And has the funeral industry done anything to address the shameless recycling of burial plots, especially from the first paft of the 20th century, and the re-engraving and reselling of their tombstones
2 Monday, 11 February 2013 13:42
I can tell you what happens. We leave to gold and silver in their mouths. We don't resell headstones or re-engrave them. If a grave was purchased in the early 20th century and is still empty then they died and were buried elsewhere. This organization along witht the help of unsavory funeral directors ha really stirred the "fear pot".

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