Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bodies Reminder


Pictured Above: ABC’s 20/20 hidden camera photographs workers preparing “Bodies” at China’s garbage-strewn “Dalian Medical University Plastination Laboratory”


WQED is holding a special town hall edition of “On Q” to discuss the controversial “Bodies” exhibit presently running at the Carnegie Science Center. There has been such unprecedented interest in this production, WQED will air the live discussion tomorrow as planned from 7:30 to 8pm, but will continue a live feed until 9pm on WQED Neighborhood Channel (13.3 digital), on WQED-HD and will be streamed live on WQED Interactive at http://www.wqed.org/.

If you wish to attend, it may be best to arrive early to get a seat:

What: Town Hall Meeting on the ethics and issues surrounding “Bodies … The exhibition” at Carnegie Science Center
When: Thursday, February 27th, broadcast begins at 7:30pm
Where: WQED, 4802 Fifth Ave in Oakland, Studio A
Panelists:
- Joanna E. Haas, Director, Carnegie Science Center
- Dr. Karl Williams, Allegheny County Medical Examiner
- Dr. Alan Meisel, Founder and Director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law
- Commander Maurita Bryant, City of Pittsburgh Police, Head of Homicide
- Dr. Scott Miller, MD, MA, Chief of Medical Ethics, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital
- Dr. Jim Weber, Professor of Business Ethics and Management and Director of the Beard center for Leadership and Ethics at Duquesne University
- Rabbi Dan Schiff, Agency for Jewish Learning
- Father Chris Stubna, Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Interest in this program has not been limited to just the local level. Harry Wu, noted Chinese human rights activist wanted to lend his voice to the panel, but inquired too late to be included. Instead, On Q host Chris Moore offered Harry an hour on Chris’ KDKA Sunday talk show. Mr. Wu spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps so he will undoubtedly have invaluable first-hand information to share.