We talked to the head of one of New Orleans's oldest funeral homes about why some families are drawn to "extreme embalmings".
WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
James Donofrio has worked in a funeral home since age 12. He's now 57.
It takes courage to relinquish yourself of the only thing that is truly yours, even if you're already dead.
We talked to Daniella Marcantoni, a licensed embalmer and makeup artist for the deceased, about how she works to make corpses look a little less lifeless.
'American death is a really recent invention'.
Yes, I'm a funeral director. That doesn't mean that I stand there in a jacket and skirt at someone's wake comforting the bereaved family. Nope.