Susan Sarandon Tries to Save a Man from Death Row
DAYTIME EXCLUSIVE! DR. PHIL SPEAKS WITH ACADEMY AWARD®- WINNING ACTRESS SUSAN SARANDON (“DEAD MAN WALKING”) AS SHE FIGHTS TO SAVE AN OKLAHOMA DEATH ROW INMATE’S LIFE DAYS BEFORE HIS SCHEDULED EXECUTION
AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 31
“I’m heartbroken for the state of our judicial system as much as I’m heartbroken for this man, because of the color of your skin or how much money you have, you can’t get a decent shake. It shouldn’t be that way. This is America -- we’re better than that!”
- Susan Sarandon
(Hollywood, CA - August 26, 2015) -- Academy Award®-winning actress Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) makes a passionate and emotional appearance on DR. PHIL to advocate in her fight to save the life of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, 52, who she maintains has been wrongfully convicted of murder. The clock is ticking for Glossip, who is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday, September 16. Sarandon is fighting to convince Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to grant a stay of execution based on what she calls the mishandling of his case and poor legal representation. The episode airs Monday, August 31 (Check local listings).
Also joining Sarandon on the show is Sister Helen Prejean, who Sarandon played in the iconic 1995 movie “Dead Man Walking” for which she won an Oscar®. They both assert that Glossip is innocent and continue to gather support for him. In recent headlines, Sarandon has intensely criticized Governor Fallin for her refusal to grant Glossip a stay of execution. During the show, Sarandon sends a heartfelt apology to Governor Fallin for her previous public comments in which she called her “a horrible person.” And, in an exclusive written statement from death row, which brings Sarandon to tears, hear Glossip’s personal and moving thoughts about his impending execution.
DR. PHIL is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution, which also distributes the show. Carla Pennington and Dr. Phillip C. McGraw are the executive producers.