Phil Donahue would broadcast an execution on his talk show but says parents shouldn't let children watch.

"I would be pleased to have an execution on the `Donahue' show," he said Monday on CNBC's "Talk Back America." "What's wrong with it? Let's see future bad guys watch these people fry right here on television."A televised execution would be a test of parental supervision, he said.

"It will be the parents' responsibility to see that their children are shielded from this kind of a thing," Donahue said.