MSNBC Acquires ‘Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead'
Documentary follows friendship between pro-death penalty campaigner and death row inmate
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/24/2009 9:55:00 AM
Filed at 10:48 a.m. EST on Mar. 24, 2009
MSNBC has acquired the U.S. television rights to documentary Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead, from independent production company Atlas Media.
Robert Blecker follows the pro-death penalty campaigner Blecker, and chronicles his strange friendship with death row inmate Daryl Holton, who confessed to murdering his four children.
The film screened at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, Texas and just recently began a theatrical rollout in New York and Washington DC.
Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead is the second documentary film from Atlas Media, following 2007's Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise.
Holton was the consummate coward, first for not committing suicide before killing the kids, then slipping in an appeal at the end, and finally by not admitting he was wrong to be the executioner of his innocent children. Blecker was a fool for the ridiculous comment he made to the pro-death penalty supporters holding the signs. He said something to the effect that "at least he (Holton) let them go out with smiles on their faces". What?! I cannot believe Blecker didn't edit that stupid comment out. It TOTALLY destroyed his credibility. Both had/have major delusions of grandeur!
Karen Odom - 4/20/2009 1:17:38 PM EDT
I thought the whole thing was self indulgment BS. Both Blecker and Holton put themselves up to be so much more deep and philosophical than the rest of society. This was a horrible show.
Ashley - 4/19/2009 11:26:16 PM EDT
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