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"Deadline" set to air on "Dateline" tomorrow night

July 29, 2004 11:07 AM

Deadline, a documentary that chronicles the conversion of Gov. George Ryan from "pro-death-penalty Republican to a firm opponent of the death penalty," will air on Dateline NBC tomorrow night in an unusual move for a broadcast network.

Ryan is the guy that commuted the death sentences of 167 people and freed four others last year.

David Corvo, exec director of Dateline: "This is not a journalistic report. It's more personal. It's their style. It speaks with a more personal voice, not a collective voice."

Congrats to directors Katy Chevigny and Kirsten Johnson!

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"Deadline" set to air on "Dateline" tomorrow night (07.29.2004)

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He domonstrated great courage in commuting those sentences on the LAST DAY he was in office. Perhaps a more "courageous" man would have done so on the day he announced he was running for reelection.

Thu Jul 29 2004 11:38 AM

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