Will Saddam's execution be on TV?
It's not hard to imagine the Iraqi authorities allowing cameras at the gallows. Even if they don't, it's not unlikely that a cellphone or two will somehow manage to video the execution. In either case, thanks to the 'Net, footage of the hanging will conceivably be globally available. What will the networks do?
Marty Kaplan, "And Now, the Saddam Snuff Show"
That's an interesting question. I sometimes think the fact that we don't watch executions for entertainment anymore is a sign of progress. And in a way, it is. But progress always leaves some people untouched, and I imagine there is a large audience just waiting for Saddam's hanging to show up on TV -- or, failing that, YouTube.