Peter Breslow, NPR
Dr. Bill Bass, the man behind the University of Tennesee at Knoxville's "Body Farm."
At the University of Tennessee there is a patch of land where human bodies are allowed to decompose in the open air for the sake of science. It's called The Body Farm and the man behind it is a jovial 75-year-old professor named Dr. Bill Bass, who has recently published a book about his exploits called, Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab, The Body Farm, Where the Dead Do Tell Tales, co-written with Jon Jefferson. NPR's Peter Breslow profiles forensic anthropologist Bill Bass and the University of Tennessee's forensic program.