A controversial 1994 made-for-TV movie, WITNESS TO THE EXECUTION probes the issues of television violence, greed, and capital punishment.
Jessica Traynor (Sean Young) is a programming executive at pay-per-view network Tycom. The year is 1999, and pay TV revenues are sagging. With 500 channels to chose from, audiences aren't tuning into the movies and sports events that are standard pay-per-view fare. Desperate to come up with a hit,
Jessica conceives the idea of televising a live execution. After convincing her wary boss and co-workers, she persuades government officials by promising a cut of the profits to anti-crime campaigns. Jessica chooses the victim, death...