Area Coroner Looks to Become TV Star

We’ve heard that video killed the radio star but now the guy examining the death could be the one on video.

A coroner in central Pennsylvania is looking for a side job -- as a reality TV star.

Filming is set to start next month on a pilot for a reality show about Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick. LMNO Cable Group is producing the pilot, called Graham of Evidence, and they are hoping that executives at A&E will like it.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports Hetrick says the format will be a mix of old and new cases. He says television cameras will be following him and his staff as they go about their work and that he wants to show viewers the science of uncovering how a person died.

"It's not just going to be a show about crime," Hetrick told the paper. "It's going to be about poverty, and the school systems, and drug abuse and how people get caught up in heroin and things like that."

Hetrick says the show will also try to portray the strain that comes with working so close to death.

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