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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:41 pm

Like most news organizations, CBS prepares in advance the obits of significant or newsworthy people. Unlike most news organizations, CBS publishes obits prior to the death of said significant person:

Surrounded by stuffed animals and medical equipment in her small hospice room in Pinellas Park, Fla., Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo died TK.

This mistakenly ran at the CBS website on Monday (“TK” indicates further information is forthcoming). Just another internet goof, you say? Like that Fox News thing? Not quite; CBS’s obit also predicts the future:

Michael Schiavo, who was at the bedside of his wife Terri when she died …

And in other CBS news … Dan Rather is vindicated! Behold evidence of the ancient typewriter able to produce Microsoft Word documents.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/30/2005 at 10:43 AM
    1. CBS should give up the uneven fight of trying to look like a real news organization and close their offices.

      Posted by jorgen on 2005 03 30 at 11:58 AM • permalink


    1. My edition of _The Pastor’s Model Letter Book_ has sympathy letters they can use.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 03 30 at 12:02 PM • permalink


    1. If Lileks sees that Smith Corona typewriter-keyboard conversion, he’s gonna come.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 03 30 at 01:00 PM • permalink


    1. This is just like a bad joke.

      Posted by terryelee on 2005 03 30 at 06:11 PM • permalink


    1. I heard that CBS obit broadcast yesterday.

      Posted by J. Peden on 2005 03 30 at 09:24 PM • permalink


    1. “Behold evidence of the ancient typewriter able to produce Microsoft Word documents.”

      That rocks! Nothing like an old typewriter to exercise the wrists, bang out one’s irritations on, annoy the neighbors with, and in general make life more wonderful. I have eight of them, including an old Smith Corona Super Silent that is nearly as old as the one depicted in the website.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 03 30 at 11:38 PM • permalink


  1. Bah! That’s nothing.

    Pick up the latest issue of Time magazine. Look at the obits.

    Omigod! They killed Prince Rainier! (Who, though sick, is still alive)

    Surprised they didn’t print a obit for John Paul II, the sloppy buggers.

    Posted by Quentin George on 2005 03 31 at 03:11 AM • permalink