FRONTLINE

Should We Abolish Coroners?

Clip: Season 2011 Episode 3 | 3m 24s

(Warning: graphic images) In this clip from "Post Mortem," experts with the National Academy of Sciences call for federal standards in death investigation and to replace all coroners with trained medical examiners. But nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. On Feb. 1, FRONTLINE, ProPublica and NPR examine death investigation in America.

Aired: 02/01/11

Rating: NR

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Covering Coronavirus

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Covering Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, FRONTLINE's teams are on the ground at epicenters of the outbreak, from Seattle to northern Italy, investigating this historic moment. Our podcast takes you inside their reporting.

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