An exploration of the American burial ritual, including conversations with writers, funeral directors, ministers, sociologists, and anthropologists. Topics include problematic dichotomy of funeral industry as a business vs. providing a social service and the ceremonial nature behind burial or cremation.
Documentary includes music and sound elements.
1977 Broadcast Media Award, Information/Documentary for Non-Commercial Radio category
1977 Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Honorable Mention
1977 National Headliner Award, Outstanding Documentary by a Radio Network category
1978 Ohio State Award, Radio Program category
1977 The Major Armstrong Award, Certificate of Merit