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In the Name of the People

In the Name of the People

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Wednesday, February 02, 2000 7.7 13 3
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  • Season: 1999-2000
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Social Issue

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Plot Synopsis

Six years after the murder of their teenage daughter, a couple struggles to make sense of the tragedy. Their difference of opinion on the impending execution of the killer drives a wedge in their already fragile relationship. She is a vocal supporter of capital punishment and he is ready to forgive. Matters are complicated further when the condemned man asks them to care for his child after he is put to death.


Production Company:

  • CBS Prods. IAW Jaffe/Braunstein Films

Production Type:

  • In-House
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