By Hal Erickson

While media assurance of court docket trials got here below extreme hearth within the aftermath of the notorious New Jersey v. Hauptmann lawsuit (a.k.a. the Lindbergh kidnapping case,) a brand new wave of fictionalized court docket programming arose to satiate the public's urge for food for felony drama. This e-book is an alphabetical exam of the approximately 2 hundred exhibits telecast within the U.S. from 1948 via 2008 concerning courtrooms, attorneys and judges, whole with forged and creation credit, airdates, unique synopses and history info. integrated are such established titles as Perry Mason, Divorce courtroom, pass judgement on Judy, l. a. Law, and The Practice, in addition to such vague sequence as They Stand Accused, the decision Is Yours Sam Benedict, Trials of O'Brien, and The legislation and Mr. Jones. The booklet comprises an introductory evaluation of law-oriented radio and television publicizes from the Nineteen Twenties to the current, together with genuine court assurance (or loss of related in the course of these years during which cameras and microphones have been forbidden within the court) and ancient occasions inside TV's genuine and fictional therapy of the criminal process. additionally incorporated within the advent is an research of the increase and fall of cable's Court TV channel.

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