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FRONTLINE; Death By Fire

10/19/2010

Death By Fire


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Death By Fire
Program Number

2901 HD 001

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham -- convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children -- that's now at the center of the national debate. With unique access to those closest to the case, FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. The film meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case and explores the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man.

Death by Fire is a FRONTLINE production with Kirk Documentary Group in association with StartBox Films.

Duration

00:55:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Death By Fire,” 10/19/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_110607A686794F0F99A054A43A70230B.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Death By Fire.” 10/19/2010. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_110607A686794F0F99A054A43A70230B>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Death By Fire. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_110607A686794F0F99A054A43A70230B
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