End-of-Life Decision Tests Finn Family

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News anchor Hugh Finn died in 1998, three years after a car accident left him in a persistent vegetative state. Wife Michele Finn talks about her decision to have her husband's feeding tube withdrawn. John Finn, Hugh's brother, tells why he led efforts to keep his brother on life support.



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