HBO/Barry Levinson/Jack Kevorkian Project
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Summary:Life story of Dr. Jack Kevorkian who assisted in more than 150 cases of suicide and had beaten the state court system in Michigan numerous times, but he finally was convicted after he willingly sent a videotape of himself euthanizing a terminally ill man to "60 Minutes." He was convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 and served his sentence in a maximum-security prison in Michigan before being released in 2007. The project centers on the building of his "Mercy Machine," first assisted death and battle with the courts on the right to help those willing to die.