ISBN-10:
0275942155
ISBN-13:
9780275942151
Pub. Date:
01/30/1994
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
The Watchful Eye: American Justice in the Age of the Television Trial

The Watchful Eye: American Justice in the Age of the Television Trial

by Paul Thaler

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ISBN-13: 9780275942151
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/1994
Series: Contributions in American History
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

PAUL THALER is the Director of Journalism and Media at Mercy College in New York, a post he has held since 1982. He was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Bucharest in 1993. The Watchful Eye is the culmination of five years of research into the media and the criminal justice system. He has been interviewed on Court TV as well as ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Faustian Bargain

The Age of the Television Trial

The Theater of the Television Trial

The Early Years

The Defendants: Claus von Bulow, William Kennedy Smith, and the L.A. Police

The Electronic Courtroom: The Rise of Court TV

The Forty-Fifth State

The Steinberg Trial: A Case Study

The Beginning

The Trial

The Self-Consciousness Factor

The Hedda Nussbaum Testimony

Feedback: Television's Mirror

Mediated Feedback: The Participant and the Public

The Steinberg Interview

Reflections: Television and the Steinberg Trial

Postscript: Gray Endings

Appendix

Selected Bibliography

Index

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