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Gavels On Air

Friday, January 02, 2004

Court TV may be the dial's most dependable source of courtroom drama, but it is hardly the first. For decades, courtroom shows and cop shows have been riveting audiences with legal intrigue. How did we get from Perry Mason and The People's Court to Law and Order and Judge Judy? ...

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Trials and Tribulations

Friday, January 02, 2004

The year's final Nielsen ratings are in, and for the second year in a row, commercial cable networks bested their broadcast counterparts. And once again, Court TV reaped the benefits of America's migration from free TV. Propelled by the high-profile legal troubles of Martha Stewart, Scott Peterson, Kobe Bryant, and ...

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Sounds Of Silence

Friday, December 26, 2003

The Associated Press reported that on December 18th in Haiti, police stormed a radio station that supported the opposition, smashing equipment in what they claimed was a search for weapons. Meanwhile, Haitian radio journalist Michele Montas – the former director of Radio Haiti International, was honored this month as a ...

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Bob’s Thoughts

Friday, December 26, 2003

When Bob picked up his papers last week he noticed something odd: the combat deaths of that day were no longer on the front cover…they were inside. He was moved to write an essay.

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Top Ten Government Secrecy Moments

Friday, December 26, 2003

Wen Ho Lee was accused of telling secrets. The government is charged with creating far too many of them. Brooke speaks with Steve Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy Project, birddogs the government’s tightening grip on information in his newsletter Secrecy News. He says that while the ...

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Reporters in the Dock

Friday, December 26, 2003

Scientist Wen Ho Lee’s reputation was smeared by the media when he was wrongly accused of passing nuclear secrets to China in 1999. Now he wants to sue the government but to do that he needs the reporters who wrote about the case to reveal their government sources. Two of ...

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