Cameron Todd Willingham, executed 2004
By Elizabeth Stein
Producer, Execution Watch
Execution Watch's first-ever special edition will air today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Central Time on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston, with discussion and analysis of the Todd Willingham case.
The Willingham story is not over. We'll talk about why. We hope you'll join us.
The special edition of Execution Watch will broadcast live on the HD3 channel of KPFT FM 90.1 Houston and stream simultaneously on the internet, http://executionwatch.org > Listen.
Making the show a first for Execution Watch is that it will not involve live coverage of an execution. Instead, it will delve into the Willingham case, including the state's continued denial of culpability in the execution of an innocent person and the reluctance by officials to recognize and embrace the latest advances in arson investigation techniques.
In the studio will be Execution Watch Host Ray Hill; attorney Susan Ashley, who conceived and produced the special edition; Execution Watch Legal Analyst Jim Skelton, and criminal defense attorney Larry Douglas.
The show's esteemed guests will include Liz Gilbert, the playwright and educator who became immersed in Willingham's case after volunteering to be his pen pal and who kick-started the investigation into his conviction.
Also scheduled to be a guest on the show is Gerald Hurst, the widely respected arson expert who first brought to light the profound flaws of the original arson investigation.