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Release: July 21, 2000

Public input sought on end-of-life issues

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa City community outreach steering committee is seeking input from local citizens in planning for educational events related to a special public television series of programs that will examine issues associated with the end of life.

The series, titled "On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying," is produced by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and reported by Bill Moyers. The series will be broadcast September 10-13 on PBS.

The steering committee invites residents of Iowa City and the surrounding area to participate in the planning for educational events that will be held in association with the broadcast of the PBS series. Anyone with an interest in end of life issues is welcome to attend the steering committee's next planning session, scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 in the McAuley Room of the Mercy Medical Plaza located at 540 East Jefferson St. in Iowa City. For more information, contact Maggie Elliott at Iowa City Hospice at (319) 351-5665.


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