NBC “Dateline” covers local organ donor trial tonight
January 24, 2010
NBC News plans to air a segment on Sunday night’s edition of “Dateline,” covering the 2008 trial of a physician accused of improper organ harvesting at a San Luis Obispo hospital.
Dr. Hootan Roozrokh, a San Francisco physician, was charged with prescribing overdoses of medication to speed up the death of a 25-year-old man and harvest his organs at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He was found innocent by a San Luis Obispo jury after two days of deliberation in 2008.
The NBC story will be part of a special two-hour broadcast, “Critical Care,” dealing with health care in the U.S., broadcast locally on KSBY-TV from 7 to 9 p.m. The segment is also available for viewing on the MSNBC web site.