The use of the death penalty has been a source of much debate in recent years, is it time for America to abolish capital punishment and join the rest of the world? Mike Farrell, actor, human rights advocate and president of Death Penalty Focus joins the Thom Hartmann Program to talk about the legacy of the death penalty and why putting the barbaric practice to rest will be a good step for our democracy!

Thom is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. His national daily progressive radio talk show is distributed to radio stations nationwide by Westwood One, Pacifica, and Free Speech TV. More people listen daily to the Thom Hartmann Program than any other progressive talk show in the nation.