PRESS RELEASE — Friday, September 30, 2016
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‘Dialogue’ Features Exonerated Death Row Inmate and Idaho Filmmaker

— Airs Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. on Idaho Public Television
— Repeats Sunday, October 9, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT

What is it like to serve eight years, 10 months and 19 days for a crime you didn't commit?

In an encore Dialogue, host Marcia Franklin explores the harrowing story of Kirk Bloodsworth, who was sentenced to death in 1985 for the murder and rape of a nine-year-old girl.

He would become the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence, and has spent the rest of his life talking about his case and his views against the death penalty.

Franklin talks with Bloodsworth and with Gregory Bayne, an Idaho filmmaker who has produced a new documentary about Bloodsworth's journey called “Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man.” The two discuss why they made the film, how the story has affected them, what they hope audiences will take away from it, and the death penalty in America.

DIALOGUE “An Innocent Man” airs Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Sunday, October 9, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT.

Photo credit:
Gregory Bayne

View or listen to DIALOGUE episodes in a variety of formats:

Over-the-air high-definition broadcast on the Idaho Channel airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; repeats Sundays at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT. To find local channel information for over-the-air broadcast, cable or satellite go to:

Standard-definition over-the-air broadcasts air on Plus and World Channels throughout the week, days and evenings; times vary. Plus is available through some cable companies; consult local suppliers.

Video streaming is available through IdahoPTV's video player that also features national PBS shows ( The DIALOGUE Web page ( also offers a library of videos through a player that is compatible with most computers and mobile devices, including iOS devices.

PBS app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is available free from iTunes; choose “Programs” (the symbol resembles a deck of cards) and scroll to DIALOGUE.

Podcasts (MP3, audio-only; and MP4, audio-video for Macintosh and iTunes users) are available for download from

KBSX 91.5 FM audio only in southwestern Idaho. Airs Sundays at 11:30 a.m. MT.