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Real-Life 'Bucket Lists'45:49

In their new movie, "The Bucket List," when Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's characters get the news that they're going to die, and soon, they set out to do it all — skydive, climb Everest, see the Pyramids, travel the world.

When high school chemistry teacher Bryan Cranston is given six months to live in AMC's new series "Breaking Bad," he opens a meth lab and tries to make his family rich, quick.

What would you do?

This hour, On Point: we talk with real people given months to live, about life when the clock is ticking loud, and their real-life "bucket lists."


Phillip Krone, 66 years-old political consultant. In 2005, he was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. In 2006, came a diagnosis of liver cancer and was given six months to a year to live.

Kris Carr, 36 years-old documentary filmmaker and author of "Crazy Sexy Cancer." In 2003, she was diagnosed with a rare stage four sarcoma for which there is no cure.

Judith Freedman, 59 years-old psychotherapist. In 2002, she was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and given 6-10 months to live.

This program aired on January 23, 2008.

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