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The Great American Funeral

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Introduced by John Morgan.
The American Funeral can well be described as the American Way of Life (American Mortician)
What was once called an undertaker is today a 'grief therapist'
What was once called a funeral parlour is today a 'slumber room'
What was once called a cemetery is today a 'memorial park'
The unique American ritual of the expensive funeral is examined by its critics and its advocates.
A CBS Reports programme

Contributors

Presenter: John Morgan
Reporter: Robert Trout
Executive producer: Fred W. Friendly

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The Great American Funeral

BBC One London, 24 August 1964 20.25






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