Synopsis by Alice Day
Preparations for death are a necessary part of life, and while many Americans choose traditional routes for dealing with the physical body after death, an increasing number select alternate means. The Telophase Corporation has been touting its methods to "make burial obsolete," and in After Death, it presents its policies on the dispensation of remains. Award-winning journalist and host Eric Sevareid examines Telophase's promise to make "cremation an American tradition." For a nominal fee, it offers essential services, and relies on mail order advertising to attract potential customers.