Schiavo's Lessons

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photoBy the end of her life, everyone knew her name and her story. Today, Terri Schiavo died in a Florida hospice 13 days after the feeding tube that had kept her alive for the past 15 years was disconnected.

The case drew worldwide attention and raised awareness about issues of death and dying. As the political and legal debates raged on, around kitchen tables across the country, families talked about their own end-of-life decisions, many for the first time.

Hear about death and dying in America and the legacy of Terri Schiavo.


Tim Padgett, Miami bureau chief for Time Magazine, coveirng Schiavo story

Ellen Goodman, columnist forThe Boston Globe

Dr. Joseph Fins, chief of the division of medical ethics and a professor of medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.

This program aired on March 31, 2005.


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