WGBH Tackles Death's Mystery

Channel Two was filming a television program on death yesterday afternoon on the corner of Plympton and Mt. Auburn.

"We feel that death is very important for all of us," Dave Silvers, the WGBH-TV interviewer explained, "It's a very important topic now."

Silvers was talking to people on the corner in a British accent and a corduroy suit.

"What do you think is the worst way to die?" he asked Elliott C. Small '69, who was just heading for the Quincy House dining room after a Biology 10b class.

"Probably having your skin peeled off in little strips," Small said, smiling.

Like To Die?

Then Silvers turned to a young woman and her three-year-old son. He bent, down and asked the child, "What do you think it's like to die?"

The boy opened his eyes wide and shook his head.

His mother coaxed him: "You know, like Uncle George. Where did Uncle George go?"

The boy shook his head again and stared at the big microphone in his face.

"Well," Silvers said. "I guess he's a little young to be thinking about it now."

Silvers said the program would probably be broadcast sometime next week.