Celebrants and Funerals: Episode 5 of A Good Goodbye TV

May 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Starting today, Episode Five of A Good Goodbye TV looks at the elements of life celebrations and how celebrants make memorial services all about the person who died and the people who love them. The guests interviewed are Paul Layer with FRENCH Funerals and Cremations and Certified Celebrant Samara Rivett.

The discussion includes topics such as:

  • The steps a family takes to say goodbye to a loved one
  • How clergy and religion fit into funeral planning
  • The downside of not holding some sort of ritual to acknowledge a loss
  • How the celebrant movement started in Australia
  • How celebrant memorial services differ from traditional or religious funerals
  • Resources to find celebrants and celebrant training in the U.S.

A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die is currently airing on Albuquerque’s Comcast cable system on the uPUBLIC.tv Channels 26 and 27. Each episode is scheduled as follows:

  • On Channel 26, the time slots (which are subject to change) are currently Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • On Channel 27, the program airs Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
  • Episodes will also appear on both channels in additional unscheduled repeats.

A Good Goodbye TV is an educational and entertaining 14-episode series of 30-minute programs with expert interviews on “everything you need to know before you go.”

Host Gail Rubin brings a light touch to a serious subject. Like her award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, the television program covers information most people don’t know about until faced with a death in the family.


The first 12 programs will become a set of DVDs with three interviews per disc. A Good Goodbye TV interviews will be grouped by content:

  • DVD 1  Over My Dead Body: Essentials of Funeral Planning – Preneed funeral planning, cremation, cemetery Q&A
  • DVD 2  Trending Topics: Pets, Funeral Parties and Going Green – Pet loss grief and disposition choices, life celebrations and celebrants, green burial and eco-friendly funerals
  • DVD 3  Death and Taxes: A Primer on Finances and Funerals – estate planning, financial planning, cost management
  • DVD 4  Good Grief! Save Money, Live and Die Better – Medicaid and more, advance directives, grief counseling

SPECIAL OFFER: Place your advance order for the four-DVD set at a 20% discount! The series will retail for $49.97. Place your pre-production order today for only $39.97 plus shipping. A free copy of the book A Good Goodbye will be sent right away to those who place advance orders. CLICK HERE to order.

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