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Stern talks about how her goal with the film is to help families to talk openly about end-of-life decisions.


On Independence Day at Stern Ranch in central California, 77-year-old solar-energy pioneer Bob Stern finds out he is seriously ill, and possibly dying. Bob decides to cheat that fate and take his own life.

  • Updated on April 24, 2014

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The Self-Made Man (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 26, 2005

Encore Broadcast Date: Sept. 26, 2006

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Filmmaker: Susan Stern Bio | Interview | Statement

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