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"Grief and Healing" (Episode One) Read the Transcript
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The first episode models the kind of conversation Moyers hopes will happen in living rooms across America: real people sorting through their experiences of loss and grief. With the guidance of hospice founder, Frank Ostaseski, seven people who have lost loved ones or who face terminal illnesses come to discover the transformation and healing that can sometimes come in grief's wake.

September 10, 2000 at 10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET
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"Difficult Decisions" (Episode Two) Read the Transcript
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Every day in hospitals across America, families face the most difficult of choices. A loved one has suffered a massive stroke. All the power of medical technology is keeping the patient's body alive. Tethered to machines, unconscious, with no hope of ever returning to awareness: would your loved one want to live like this? What should be done? In this half-hour program, KQED introduces you to two families who have been confronted with such difficult choices.

September 11, 2000 at 10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET
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"Caregiving" (Episode Three) Read the Transcript

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The story of one person's dying is also the story of a family struggling to provide care while coping with their own feelings of fear, grief, and anxiety. KQED convenes a roomful of people with direct experience of family caregiving to share their experiences, both personal and profound. Caregiving is done out of love, and many caregivers who get the help they need, can reap rich rewards.

September 12, 2000 at 10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET
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"Beyond Life, Beyond Death"(Episode Four) Read the Transcript

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While doctors struggle to achieve a mastery over death, it is the mystery of death that has intrigued philosophers, poets, and people throughout time. What happens when we die? Where do we go? In a lively, insightful dialogue, Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, and Rabbi David Wolpe offer different glimpses of the afterlife while convening a dialogue with audience members from a variety of faiths.

September 13, 2000 at 10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET
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