I was told on Monday that ABC’s 20/20 is airing this Friday, February 15 at 10:00PM (Channel 9), an investigative report on Bodies Exhibits including the Bodies the Exhibition that is being shown at the Cincinnati Museum Center.
This story has been described to me as “remarkable”. Brian Ross visited China to determine the origin of the bodies. I am told that it will be one of the best stories on 20/20 in a long time.
This has the potential to be something quite embarrassing for the Cincinnati Museum Center.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the controversial exhibit that is showing at the Cincinnati Museum Center, you should tune in. Should be interesting!
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UPDATE: Preview of the 20/20 Episode will take place on Good Morning America 2/15/08 around 7:30AM. WCPO Channel 9 will be interviewing the reporter Brian Ross at noon. The six o’clock news will have interviews of Ross, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, CEO of the Museum Center, and myself.
UPDATE: Description of the 20/20 Episode
Plasticized bodies — every vein, muscle, organ and bone of what was once a real person, carefully preserved in ways that were not possible before — have become blockbuster attractions across the country. Millions of people have paid to see the bodies that are put on display in a full range of poses, such as running with a football or dancing.
But with the growing popularity have come troubling questions about the bodies. Whose bodies are they? Where do they come from? And is it educational and scientific, as some people say, or are these cadavers just being used for entertainment?
A three-month “20/20” investigation into the business of bodies tracked the ghoulish process to its origins — from a body processing factory on the German-Polish border, to Internet sites that offer the plasticized bodies for sale, to a rundown warehouse in northern China where “20/20’s” undercover cameras saw what has, until now, been kept well hidden.
UPDATE: Now listed on the ABC’s 20/20 Page
Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m.: Brian Ross Investigates: Millions pay to real human bodies on display in exhibits. Whose bodies are they and where do they come from?