Re: MEDIA: "Immortality on "48 Hours"

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:36:10 -0800 (PST)

From: Natasha Vita-More <>

>Last nights program on "48 Hours" covering immortality seemed
>quite positive, although I only viewed the last 1/2 hour. The
>importance of cloning organs and brain cells was handled smoothly
>and openly, suggesting a *need* for cloning organs, especially
>cloning and replacing our own organs as we are living longer.
>Cryonics focused on our friends Judy Muhlestein, Mark Muhlestein
>and two of their sons at their home, along with Linda Chamberlain
>and Fred Chamberlain at Alcor. I especially appreciated the
>closing comments which were uplifting, and the young-old women
>working out in the background.

I agree the whole thing came out positive despite a few attempts to play cute. The cheap shot at ALCOR "It looks high tech but the science is more like highschool" and the typical cheap attempt to shock the audience by talking about neurosuspensions aside, I thought it went well. The Muhlesteins and Linda Chamberlain came off great!!

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