Sunday, January 22, 2012

News Team Not Allowed to Film in Courtroom; Turns to Puppetry Instead

I guess if they aren't going to allow cameras in the courtroom -- and sketches are just too boring -- the only alternative is to reenact the day's testimony using hand puppets.
That's what Channel 19 in Akron, Ohio, is doing, in connection with the corruption trial of a former county commissioner. Here's an example from the second day of trial, featuring puppets talking about subjects like bribery and prostitution:

Puppet's Court Day 1

Puppet's Court Day 2 

Puppet's Court Day 3 


I think that all court proceedings should be reported in this way, but would settle for either puppet coverage of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court or a full reenactment of the Rod Blagojevich trial.


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