Whether by hanging or electrocution, Nebraska, since declaring statehood, has used capital punishment sparingly. As the state prepares for its first execution by lethal injection, NET News asks the a simple question. How did we get here? The result is the documentary “…until he is dead: A history of Nebraska’s death penalty.”
The program reviews a century and a half of differing methods, changing law and shifting public opinion. Fascinating stories and rarely heard stories of those who were executed give fresh insight into the reasons for, and opposition to, the ultimate punishment given the worst of society’s offenders.