Skip to comments.China's new hit TV show: Death row interviews
Posted on 03/04/2012 12:25:46 PM PST by jmc813
With her silk scarves and immaculate make-up, Ding Yu looks every inch the modern television presenter. Indeed, for the past five years she has hosted a hugely successful prime-time show in China which has a devoted following of 40 million viewers every Saturday night.
But while in Britain the weekend evening entertainment will be The X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing, Ms Dings show features harrowing some would say voyeuristic footage of prisoners confessing their crimes and begging forgiveness before being led away to their executions. The scenes are recorded sometimes minutes before the prisoners are put to death, or in other cases when only days of their life remain.
The glamorous Ms Ding conducts face-to-face interviews with the prisoners, who have often committed especially gruesome crimes. Her subjects sit in handcuffs and leg chains, guarded by warders. She warms up with anodyne questions about favourite films or music, but then hectors the prisoners about the violent details of their crimes and eventually wrings apologies out of them.
She promises to relay final messages to family members, who are usually not allowed to visit them on death row. The cameras keep rolling as the condemned say a farewell message and are led away to be killed by firing squad or lethal injection.
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This is nothing new. Mumia has been giving interviews on NPR longer than Gunsmoke was on the air.
So I guess you're totally in support of a communist country's alleged "legal" system and their frequent method of justice without real due process of the law......
So what's that make YOU?
That's exactly what I believe. It's apparent we're not going to find common ground on this, but I do thank you for the civil debate on this.
So, in your little world Communist countries don’t have any criminals who deserve to be punished? Watch out if Obama wins reelection.
Unlike you, I am aware that every society has criminals, and being a murderous thief in a Communist country doesn’t mean you you should get a free pass. Apparently you are willing to give, oh say, child molesters a free pass if they are in a Communist Country.
If it can be a money making proposition I might change my position on the death penalty.