WASHINGTON (AP) -- While few Americans say they would want to watch the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a slim majority in an Associated Press poll say they support allowing survivors and victims' relatives to witness it in a special closed circuit telecast.
"If they want to see it, then let them watch it," said 23-year-old Crystal Knowles of Ponca City, Okla., about 90 miles north of Oklahoma City. "I don't personally want to watch it, but if I had somebody hurt or killed in the explosion, I might feel different."
Those in the poll overwhelmingly support McVeigh's execution, although more whites than blacks support it, reflecting a long-standing racial divide on the death penalty. Just over half, 51 percent, support a planned closed-circuit telecast to survivors and relatives, according to the poll.
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