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Funerals #720527

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 27, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(St. Louis: Richard Schlesinger) Changes in the funeral industry that allow customers to choose theatrical backdrops for a customized service featured; scenes shown from the different sets at the Wade Funeral Home in St. Louis. [Wade Funeral Home Debora KELLOM†- describes the “Big Mama’s Kitchen” set; says it doesn’t diminish the death.] [Theme funeral client Angela HARRIS†- says people felt better looking around at things instead of standing there crying.] [Batesville Casket Company Ken CAMP†- says the funeral set idea will continue to grow.]

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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