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I watched the meaning change, of what it is that undertakers do: from something done with the dead, to something done for the living, to something done by the living-everyone of us.

the undertaking

I watched the meaning change, of what it is that undertakers do: from something done with the dead, to something done for the living, to something done by the living-everyone of us.

Thomas Lynch, 58, is a writer and a poet. He's also a funeral director in a small town in central Michigan where he and his family have cared for the dead -- and the living -- for three generations. For the first time, Lynch agreed to allow cameras inside Lynch & Sons, giving FRONTLINE producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor rare, behind-the-scenes access -- from funeral arrangements to the embalming room -- to the Lynches' world for this film, The Undertaking. (more »)

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