'A Good Goodbye' Television Program

The television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, presents an educational and entertaining 12-episode series of 25-minute programs. This award-winning show features expert interviews on “everything you need to know before you go.”

Gail Rubin, on-set during the 'A Good Goodbye' TV program

Gail Rubin, host of A Good Goodbye TV

Host Gail Rubin, CT, brings a light touch to a serious subject. Like her award-winning book of the same name, the TV interviews cover a lot of information most folks don’t know about until faced with a death in the family. By planning ahead and having a conversation families can:

  • reduce stress at a time of grief
  • minimize family conflict
  • save money and
  • create a meaningful, memorable good goodbye.

Each episode provides valuable insights into funeral planning issues. From pre-need planning to grief counseling, financial issues to the latest trends in death care, these interviews offer eye-opening insights into the party no one wants to plan. https://agoodgoodbye.com/radio-tv/a-good-goodbye-tv-series/

Host and producer Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is a death educator (also known as a thanatologist), an author, speaker and Certified Funeral Celebrant. She is one of the pioneers who brought the Death Cafe movement to the United States.

A Good Goodbye TV won an award in the National Federation of Press Women’s (NFPW) 2014 Communications Contest, taking second place in the Television Talk Show category. The program won first place in the New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest before going on to national competition.

GET THE 4-DVD SET FOR $24.99. Email Gail [at] agoodgoodbye.com

Here’s a bonus interview you won’t find in the DVD set. Brother Arturo Olivas faced Stage 4 lung cancer and with the help of an experimental chemotherapy treatment outlived the doctors’ original prognosis. He discussed his own funeral planning and his perspectives on life and death. He is an artist and a Franciscan brother.

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Get the A Good Goodbye TV series in a 4-DVD Set!

The series is available on DVDs with three interviews per disc. The 12 programs are available in a four-DVD set, formatted in NTSC and viewable on DVD players worldwide. A Good Goodbye TV interviews are grouped by content:

DVD 1: Over My Dead Body: Essentials of Funeral Planning

Episode 1 – The Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral with Barbara Stewart and Mark Ballard, FRENCH Funerals-Cremations

Episode 2 – Cremation and Memorial Services with Tom Antram and Buck Dyck, FRENCH Funerals-Cremations

Episode 3 – Cemetery Questions and Answers with Chris Keller, FRENCH Funerals-Cremations, and Vaughn Hendren, Sunset Memorial Park

DVD 2: Trending Topics: Green Funerals, Life Celebrations and Pet Loss

Episode 4 – Going Green with Eco-Friendly Funerals with Darren Crouch, Passages International and www.AGreenerFuneral.org

Episode 5 – Life Celebrations with Paul Layer, FRENCH Funerals-Cremations, and Samara Rivett, Certified Celebrant

Episode 6 – Pet Loss with Ann Beyke, Pet Loss Counselor, and Vaughn Hendren, Best Friends Pet Cremation Services

DVD 3: Death and Taxes: A Primer on Finances and Funerals

Episode 7 – Estate Planning with Jim Plitz, Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC

Episode 8 – Cost Management with Jeff Harbeson, Funeral Finance LLC

Episode 9 – Financial Issues with Trusted Advisor Steve Margulin, CPA, CFP®

DVD 4: Good Grief! Save Money, Live and Die Better

Episode 10 – Medicaid and More with Teresa Civello, Medicaid Trust Expert

Episode 11 – End-of-Life Issues with Mindi Horwitch, LISW, No Regrets Advanced Care Planning

Episode 12 – Grief Counseling with Dr. Diane Polasky, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Certified Death Educator

GET THE 4-DVD SET FOR $24.99. Email Gail [at] agoodgoodbye.com

FRENCH Funerals & Cremations logoThe anchor sponsor for the series is the FRENCH Family of Companies. They include FRENCH Funerals-Cremations; FRENCH Advance Planning; Sunset Memorial Park; Best Friends Pet Services; Best Friends Forever Pet Cemetery and Cremation Society of New Mexico (CSNM). FRENCH is the recipient of the National Funeral Directors Association’s 2012 Pursuit of Excellence® Award and a member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Their website is www.FrenchFunerals.com. Other sponsors include (in alphabetical order):

Place your order for A Good Goodbye TV today! GET THE 4-DVD SET FOR $24.99. Email Gail [at] agoodgoodbye.com

(L to R) Buck Dyke and Tom Antram with FRENCH speak with Gail Rubin on the set of A Good Goodbye.

(L to R) Buck Dyck and Tom Antram with FRENCH speak with host Gail Rubin on the set of the TV interview series, A Good Goodbye.

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