FRONTLINE ‘Death By Fire’ | Sneak Peeks 1 and 2 - Did Texas execute an innocent man?
In this clip from the FRONTLINE season premiere “Death by Fire,” members of the Corsicana, TX community question Cameron Todd Willingham’s behavior in the days after his children’s deaths.
Death by Fire
On air and online October 19, 2010 at 9:00pm (check local listings)
Did Texas execute an innocent man? In this clip from the FRONTLINE season premiere “Death by Fire,” arson experts discuss the evolution of fire science in the years since Cameron Todd Willingham’s 1992 conviction for the arson deaths of his three young children.
In “Death By Fire,” FRONTLINE investigates the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham—convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children—that’s now at the center of the national debate over capital punishment.
With unique access to those closest to the case, FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. “Death by Fire” meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case, and explores the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man.
Watch “Death by Fire” on air and online beginning Tuesday, October 19 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings) and at FRONTLINE: Death by Fire | PBS.