According to ABC News, there is a government-approved television show in China that looks into the final thoughts of inmates on death row.
“Interviews Before Death” is a series hosted by a popular young journalist, Ding Yu. The government approved the show because they hoped that it would deter crime; however, the show has only become a hit sensation, attracting approximately 40 million viewers, according to the article.
Ding Yu talks to inmates on death row hours or days before their life ends about life in prison as well as the details of the crime that put them there. Nearly half of the interviewees are women and many are mothers.
In China, there are 55 crimes that carry the death penalty. Amnesty International believes China is the worst country in carrying out the death penalty, according to the article.
PBS International and BBC2 will be airing documentaries that go behind the scenes of filming and production of the show.
“The BBC2′s“The Execution Factor” will air Monday night and “Dead Men Talking” will be broadcast by PBS International. The latter was produced by the Chinese production company LIC,” according to the article.