Friday, March 7, 2014

CNN Death Row Stories Documentaries

On Sunday, March 9th, CNN will premiere its original series Death Row Stories, described by CNN as:
Death Row Stories is a series of one-hour documentaries. Each episode attempts to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case. Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford and narrated by Susan Sarandon, these stories call into question various beliefs surrounding America's justice system and the death penalty.
Director Alex Gibney said, “The series provides stark examples of the struggle between the powerful and the powerless.  The stakes – life or death – couldn’t be higher.”
We see this as more evidence of a change in the debate around capital punishment and a shift away from this practice. Will you help us get the word out to your networks and ask everyone you know to watch it?
NCADP staff will be watching and tweeting about the show using the hastags #deathrowstories and #90millionstrong. Please watch and tweet your comments too!
We encourage you to host a watch party either virtually or at your home. Send us a picture if you do, and we will post it!
We also encourage you to post your reflection and a summary of the episode on Facebook to share with your network. Be sure to tag us so we can share your post!
The momentum away from the death penalty is undeniable! This is not the type of thing that we would have expected to see seven years ago, but with more states taking a closer look at the practice and concluding that it is unworkable it is certainly timely.
Death Row Stories will screen every Sunday for five weeks starting this Sunday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT. Be a part of the conversation!
Here are two other easy ways you can plug into the growing national dialogue about the flaws and failure of the death penalty:
  1. Express why you are among the 90 million Americans who believe the death penalty is wrong by posting your statement to our Tumblr page if you have not done so already.
  2. Contact friends and family in New Hampshire! The state House of Representatives is set to debate and vote on a death penalty repeal bill onWednesday, March 12thPlease tell people you know in New Hampshire to contact their representatives today to express their support for ending the death penalty.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Anita Grabowski
Communications Director
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty