Thursday, September 22, 2011

DID YOU ALL REALLY THINK WE WERE DONE WITH TRIAL COVERAGE ON TV?

We are all still recovering from all the Casey Anthony trial coverage on TV during the summer. She's out of jail now and presumably in hiding, and the legal analysts have pretty much said all that they are going to say about it. It has left quite a void for the trial junkies looking for a case to follow and get upset about.

But never fear. Everyone is going to be back to work very soon covering yet another trial that is sure to be a big circus again. I am, of course, talking about the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, accused of killing Michael Jackson.

(Jackson, of course, had a well-publicized trial of his own at one point in time.) 

The folks at HLN are planning wall-to-wall saturation coverage of this latest trial, just like they did with Casey Anthony. It's sure to be fun. I'm sure Nancy Grace will have lots to say about it after she's done Dancing With the Stars.

You know, wouldn't it be funny if on the first day of the trial Murray changed his plea to guilty?! Then what will the networks do?!

(P.S.  -- In too many of the local legal cases I cover, this is EXACTLY what happens -- the lawyers enter a guilty plea and it's all over on the first day, and everyone goes home.)

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