China’s Death-Row Reality Show

The New York Review of Books

Death row inmates, interviewed and followed by cameras during their last hours before their execution: What sounds like the script of a daunting movie is in fact reality. TV reality. Reality TV. For five years, millions of Chinese viewers could watch soon-to-be-executed murderes talk about their crimes, their families, their regrets. An irritating, thought-provoking article from the New York Review of Books.

From Weekly Filet #62, in August 2014.

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