Rachel Lyon

Writer / Director / Producer

Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Rachel Lyon has produced 65 feature films, movies-for-television, feature documentaries and limited series. Her work focuses on critical global issues, human rights, civil equality, art and archeology and history. She has served as professor at NKU, Southern Methodist University, Bentley University, and Queens College. Lyon has written multiple law journal articles, and her films have appeared on CNN, PBS, BBC, History Channel and National Geographic, among others.

Jim Lopes


Jim Lopes is an entertainment and media attorney.  A Harvard graduate, he has experience in film, television, and music.  He was formerly an executive with a subsidiary of MCA-Universal – where he first worked with Ms. Lyon.  Later, Jim served as General Counsel for CBS/Fox Video, licensing hundreds of films.  More recently, he has served as a VP and Associate General Counsel for Reader's Digest and its music, publishing and television divisions.  Jim is currently producing a documentary on the Cape Verdean whaling families of New England.


Jim Morrissette


Jim Morrissette has over twenty-five years of experience as a cinematographer and videographer. Most recently, Morrissette served as a primary cinematographer for the Kartemquin Films series, The New Americans, as well as on groundbreaking independent films such as Hoop Dreams and the FRONTLINE documentary, The Farmer's Wife. Morrissette lensed Shadow Over Tibet, for Lioness, as well as numerous other productions for PBS.

Charles Ogletree


Charles Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law chair at Harvard Law School is the founder and Executive Director of Harvard University's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Professor Ogletree has examined complex issues of the law and human rights not only in the classroom, but on the Internet, in the pages of prestigious law journals, and in the everyday world of the public defender in the courtroom and in public television forums where these issues can be dramatically revealed.

Christine Intagliata


Christine has writing credits which include two History Channel specials, Duel: Hamiton and Burr and Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington, and the independent documentary, First Basket. She has written programs for The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and for Discovery Communications' Global Education Partnership. Intagliata was also part of the FRONTLINE team that produced the Emmy Award-winning Retreat from Beirut on U.S. military involvement in Lebanon.

Leo Sidran


Leo Sidran has produced music for several films, including the Academy Award winning song "Al otro lado del Río" for the film The Motorcycle Diaries. He also composed and produced the score for the documentary film With All Deliberate Speed and recently has been developing new media musical content for MTV and Motorola.

Ted Griffis


Griffis has television programming credits, which include pieces for CNN, the History Channel, and the documentary, The Day They Died. Additionally, through his company, Griffis Arts, Griffis has produced programs for the Learning Channel. Currently, Griffis works as a staff editor for Cathode Ray Club in New York.

Gerry Kim

Associate Producer 

Kim has served as video producer/editor for the New England Sustainable Farming Project at Tufts University and has served on several documentary programs and non-fiction series, including Antiques Roadshow and FRONTLINE.


Sam Harper

A correspondent for the Ledger-Inquirer, and was closely involved with the Robert Tarver case.

Madison Hobley

Spending 16 years in an Illinois prison, Madison Hobley was one of 14 African-American men sentenced to death based on confessions obtained by Chicago police officers who engaged in systematic torture of suspects in criminal cases; he was exonerated in 2002.

Coty Kite

The daughter of murder victim Hugh Kite, a general store owner and mainstay of his community in Russell County Alabama.

Andrea Lyon

Attorney of Madison Hobley, Andrea Lyon is the Associate Dean for Clinical Programs at DePaul University's College of Law and the director of DePaul's Center for Justice in Capital Cases. Lyon has tried over 130 homicide cases and defended over thirty potential capital cases at the trial level and has taken eighteen through penalty phase, winning all eighteen.

Ethel Ponder

The aunt of Robert Tarver, who was accused and executed for the murder of Hugh Kite.

Bryan Stevenson

Attorney of Robert Tarver, Bryan Stevenson is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama and Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law; he and his staff have been successful in overturning dozens of capital murder cases and death sentences where poor people have been unconstitutionally convicted or sentenced in Alabama.


David Baldus

The Joseph B. Tye Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he has taught courses on criminal law, federal criminal law, capital punishment and statistical methods for lawyers. Baldus has argued before the Supreme Court, specifically for the watershed capital case, McKleskey vs. Kemp.

William Bowers

A research associate of the Capital Punishment Research Initiative, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SIGNA). Professor Bowers is the author of books on racial bias and other ills in capital punishment in the century before Furman and in the first decade of the post-Furman era, including Legal Homicide: Death as Punishment in America 1864-1992.

Steven Bright

President and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, a public interest legal organization that provides representation to persons convicted of capital crimes. A professor at Yale University, Bright has previously taught at Harvard University, Emory, and Georgetown.

Raymond Brown

A former anchor at Court TV and host of the Emmy Award-winning New Jersey Network program Due Process. Additionally, Mr. Brown is a partner in the law firm of Brown & Brown and a visiting professor and research scholar at Seton Hall University Law School.

Nina Totenberg

National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent, where her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition; Totenberg's coverage of the Supreme Court and legal affairs has won her widespread recognition.

Scott Turow

An attorney and the author of six best-selling novels and two non-fiction books. Turow served on the commission formed by Governor George Ryan in Illinois in 2000 to reexamine the Illinois's capital punishment system. His pro bono work with death row inmates led to the exoneration of Alejandro Hernandez after 11 years in jail.