Learning About Life from"Time of Death"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The six-part Showtime documentary series "Time of Death" looks at people in their last days. Michael John Muth is pictured. (D&J Productions/Showtime)

A new Showtime series begins with the end: A daughter calls 911 to report that her mother has died.

This story is about what happens in life leading up to the moment of death.

The series, called "Time of Death," follows eight people as they succumb to terminal diseases, making visible the most painful moments of the dying and showcasing their loved ones as they confront the last months, days, and minutes of their lives.

But creator and co-executive producer Miggi Hood says each episode is as much about life as it is about death. Hood joins The Takeaway to discuss how the series was conceived and what has been learned about the ways the dying and the living handle death.

Guests:

Miggi Hood

Hosted by:

Anna Sale

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

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