Show Business: Death Watch

"You can't learn to die as though it were a skill. People die in the way they have lived. Death becomes the expression of everything you are, and you can bring to it only what you have brought to your life."

So says Producer-Director Michael Roemer in summary of the stern message of Dying, his searing 97-minute television documentary made for Boston's WGBH, to be aired this Thursday on PBS channels across the country. It is an intimate portrait of how three cancer patients who know they are going to die contend with this reality to the very end. Dying is a...

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