Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access higher-quality streaming!

By signing in, you are authorizing PBS to share your email address with your local PBS station to send you periodic communications about station events, services and support. Any other uses of your information by PBS are governed by PBS’s Privacy Policy.

Closed Captioning Settings
×

Preview

Captions look like this

Captions size

  • 15

Captions font family

Edge style

Captions color

Background color

Window color

Text Opacity

  • 100%

Background Opacity

  • 100%

Window Opacity

  • 0%
  • Save Settings
  • Reset

NEED TO KNOW

Presidentiality: Revenge!

  • Aired: 09/20/2011
  • 02:45
  • Rating: NR
For centuries, payback has been etched into our laws and moral codes. Retribution is just a part of human nature, which may explain an odd thing that happened at a recent presidential debate: People saved their loudest applause of the night not for tax cuts or jobs, but for the death penalty.
Embed Options
Close ×
Presidentiality: Revenge! image
Presidentiality: Revenge!
Why we cheer for the death penalty.
Width:
Height:
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?

PBS KIDS

Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Downton Abbey Collection

Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.

Donate

helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now

Sponsored Links