Series
WKSU Radio News
Segment
1998-11-30--excerpt, Funeral Home DNA
Producing Organization
WKSU (Radio station : Kent, Ohio)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-6q1sf2n97t
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Description
Episode Description
"Reporter/Producer Vincent Duffy traced a path south to Cincinnati to discover a company that markets a program that works through funeral homes to take DNA samples from the deceased. For a fee of $350, tissue and hair samples are taken for a 'DNA fingerprint', then stored in a lab for 25 years. "DNA Analysis is the only company in America offering this service, which scientists claim is of negligible value but the company markets as 'an insurance policy for the future.' "With 'Funeral Home DNA', Vincent Duffy was able to expand on a service that is new to Ohio, and new to the country. The relative importance of DNA fingerprinting to the medical treatments of tomorrow is not now known, so the issues raised in the story [are] the seeds of future debates."--1998 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1998-11-30
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:04:49.440
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Credits
Producing Organization: WKSU (Radio station : Kent, Ohio)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-7870f2d253d (Filename)
Format: Audio cassette
Duration: 0:04:52
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Citations
Chicago: “WKSU Radio News; 1998-11-30--excerpt, Funeral Home DNA,” 1998-11-30, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6q1sf2n97t.
MLA: “WKSU Radio News; 1998-11-30--excerpt, Funeral Home DNA.” 1998-11-30. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6q1sf2n97t>.
APA: WKSU Radio News; 1998-11-30--excerpt, Funeral Home DNA. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6q1sf2n97t