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Rivers Death / The Clinic / A Discussion #1071687

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Susan Candiotti) A report on the performance of an unauthorized medical procedure {a vocal cords biopsy} on comedian Joan Rivers, who later died, examined; details given about the emergency procedures with a timetable outlined on screen. [NYU ethicist Dr. Arthur CAPLAN, University Hospitals anesthesiologist Dr. Howard NEARMAN@- comments on the medical procedure & what happened.] The bizarre note that Rivers' personal physician was taking a "selfie" at the time discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Dr. Jeffrey Toobin & Arthur Caplan about what happened in the clinic during Rivers' procedure. [In-studio, CAPLAN - talks about privacy violations, the need for consent for a biopsy; comments on the risk of surgery for an older person like Rivers.] [TOOBIN - talks about the legal issues for the doctors & the "selfie" issue; comments on the celebrity factor.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Candiotti, Susan

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