Due Process, winner of 22 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, is a unique production of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
The critically acclaimed weekly series on law and justice, launched in 1996 at New Jersey Network is in its 18th Season with the same cutting edge coverage that has marked its long tenure.
Social and Criminal Justice, Urban Issues, Civil Rights, National Security, Government and Politics, Race and Class, Public Policy - those are the elements of the Due Process beat.
Co-hosts for Due Process are Criminal Defense and Human Rights Attorney Raymond Brown and award-winning journalist Sandra King. Sandy also writes, reports and produces Due Process along with Associate Producer Tania Ivanova.
On this edition of "Due Process," what
proponents call a "death with dignity." A suicide with some
gentle assistance. Should there be an individual right to die - if pain,
disease and a body that's stopped working have made life less than bearable?
The NJ Legislature hasn't yet weighed in on a bill modeled after the Oregon and Washington laws on "right to die," but polls show the public increasingly in favor.
We visit with a man suffering from a degenerative brain disease, who says all he wants is a peaceful finish, before he loses both his body and his mind, as well as a leader of the national volunteer organization, Final Exit Network. And we get a look inside a Swiss clinic where the hopelessly ill from all over the world are able to come for help in dying.