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A CEMETERY SPECIAL is a not-spooky documentary that celebrates American cemeteries as unusual places full of history, art, architecture and surprises of many sorts. Cemeteries are of course where we bury the dead, where we mark their graves with monuments and markers of many sorts, but also where we go to remember people we have loved, admired, or learned about over the years.

In this one-hour public television special, we visit cemeteries from Key West to Fairbanks, from Barre, Vermont, to Colma, California, and we meet many people who take care of these places, who give tours, who visit often and some who just enjoy walking among the headstones.

 

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