Watch The Execution Of Gary Gilmore |

Watch documentary | The date was January 17, 1977, the time 8:08am. After years of being deemed ''cruel and an unusual punishment'' by the courts, the death penalty in America was back. Gilmore uttered his haunting last words, ''Let's do it''. A moment of silence - and then the air shattered with the sound of rifle fire. Emmy-Award winning producer-director Lawrence Schiller shed's new light on one of the most famous executions in history and one that changed the criminal justice system for generations to come.