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Panelist: Marilyn Webb
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In 1997, Marilynn Webb was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her book, The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life. It traces the lives of 15 terminally ill patients, using their experiences to explore social, legal and moral issues surrounding death in America. Over the course of her research, Marilyn interviewed 300 health care professionals. The book, used in planning Bill Moyer's PBS Special On Our Own Terms, is a blueprint for change and a book of comfort and hope for everyone concerned about dying.

Marilyn Webb is a Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Co-Chair of the Journalism Program at Knox College. A former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, Webb has also taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and was a senior editor/writer for Woman's Day, McCall's, Ladies Home Journal and Us Magazines. She has written extensively for New York Magazine, where her stories on death and dying first appeared, drawing the largest reader response in the magazine's history. She has also been a contributing writer for Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook and Glamour and her work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today and Parade Magazine.

 

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