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All Sides with Ann Fisher

Death Investigations

Popular TV shows such as CSI portray death investigators as high-tech sleuths, but a PBS FRONTLINE says the American system has few standards and little oversight. In counties across America many of the coroners, with no medical or scientific background, are the persons responsible for overseeing death investigations. Hear about the national picture, with FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman. Lowell Bergman is a producer/correspondent for the PBS documentary series FRONTLINE, which aired Post-Mortem: Death Investigation in America Feb 1, 2011. Ohio State Coroners Association President and Union County Coroner Dr. David Applegate MD and Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak DO joins All Sides for a discussion about the Ohio death investigation system.