Death Row Stories
Available on UKTV Play, Prime Video, Amazon Freevee
In America CNN is by and large still a cable news outlet, but a movement under the leadership of network president Jeff Zucker to provide more alternative, entertainment-based programming is clearly afoot, and `Death Row Stories' is a prime example. The eight-part documentary - the result of a collaboration with Academy Award-winning directors Robert Redford (`Ordinary People') and Alex Gibney (`Taxi to the Dark Side') - revisits compelling capital murder cases in the US, detailing the twists and turns involved in each as a thought-provoking exercise on the death penalty and the American justice system. `Dead Man Walking' Oscar winner Susan Sarandon is the narrator. Redford's Sundance Productions also partnered with CNN for the documentary series `Chicagoland'.