"It shows a lack of understanding of the painful memories of what happened to John's beautiful life," she said in a statement.
Mark David Chapman, who admits that he gunned down Lennon outside the Dakota apartment house on Dec. 8 1980 because he wanted to be notorious, is serving a 20-year-to-life sentence in Attica Prison.
A spokeswoman for Britain's Channel 4 told the New York Daily News that the program is a serious documentary. Jack Jones, an author who interviewed Chapman in prison in 1981, 1982 and 1992, gave the filmmakers 40 hours of tapes.
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