On Death Row

On Death Row

  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (1,104)

On Death Row is a documentary series directed by Werner Herzog and hosted by Paula Zahn that goes inside the walls of prisons to interview inmates serving on death row. Herzog himself does not agree with the idea of capital punishment, but he does not let his feelings in anyway reflect on the interviews he does. In each episode, Herzog interviews a different inmate at a different prison. His interviews also include others who were involved in the case including police, attorneys both defense and prosecutors, and family members of the death row inmates. Herzog's questions go from the hard, tough questions surrounding the cases that have put these inmates where they are to the simple ones like favorite foods and what they dream about. Herzog was only given one hour to interview the actual inmates for each segment. Herzog investigates all aspects of the inmates lives and what, if anything, in their past or childhood could have led to their current situation or if there are things that could have changed the outcome for them.

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Conversations with Blaine Milam
4. Conversations with Blaine Milam
September 1, 2013
In this one hour documentary Werner Herzog sits down with death row inmate Blaine Milam to learn more about the killing of his girlfriend's 13 month old daughter.
Blaine Milam
3. Blaine Milam
September 17, 2013
Drugs and religious delusions reportedly played a role when 18-year-olds Blaine Milam and Jessica Carson used an ouija board to summon their dead fathers and ended up with a dead child. Herzog speaks to Milam about the case and impending execution.
Darlie Routier
2. Darlie Routier
September 10, 2013
With no discernable motive, Darlie Routier emphatically proclaims her innocence in the 1996 stabbing deaths of her two young boys, while conversations with investigators and family members both refute and explore possible underpinnings of the crime.
Robert Fratta
1. Robert Fratta
September 3, 2013
Werner Herzog meets death row inmate Robert Fratta - sentenced in 1996 in the murder of his wife, Farah, who was gunned down by a hired gunman in Texas. Fratta maintains his innocence in the face of overwhelming evidence exposed on screen.
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On Death Row is a documentary series directed by Werner Herzog and hosted by Paula Zahn that goes inside the walls of prisons to interview inmates serving on death row. Herzog himself does not agree with the idea of capital punishment, but he does not let his feelings in anyway reflect on the interviews he does. In each episode, Herzog interviews a different inmate at a different prison. His interviews also include others who were involved in the case including police, attorneys both defense and prosecutors, and family members of the death row inmates.

Herzog's questions go from the hard, tough questions surrounding the cases that have put these inmates where they are to the simple ones like favorite foods and what they dream about. Herzog was only given one hour to interview the actual inmates for each segment. Herzog investigates all aspects of the inmates lives and what, if anything, in their past or childhood could have led to their current situation or if there are things that could have changed the outcome for them.On Death Row is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on March 9, 2012.

On Death Row is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch On Death Row on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Crackle.

  • Premiere Date
    March 9, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (1,104)