Even if you’ve never been booked, sat on a jury, or covered the Supreme Court, chances are you know a thing or two about the way our legal system works.
You might know some lingo. Perp, Vic, M-O. You probably even know what the fourth amendment says, search and seizure and all that. And if you’re one of the millions of American television viewers who’ve made “the law” television’s hottest genre this side of Survivor, chances are your informal legal training has come courtesy of prime time.
From the reality strife of Court TV to the ripped-from-the-headlines verisimilitude of Law & Order, America’s criminal justice system and the attorneys who make it go are the staples, and stars, of our entertainment diets. So, anyone up for jury duty? Hah.
(Hosted by Nina Totenberg)
Steve Brill, founder Court TV and Brill’s Content, CEO Media Central
Dick Wolf, Creator, Law & Order;
Barry Schindel, Executive Producer, Law & Order;
Martha Cokely, Middlesex District Attorney