Saturday, September 20, 2008

How much do you want to see Phil Spectors re-trial televised?

Recently it has become clear that none of the media outlets are planning on covering the re-trial of Phil Spector that is rapidly approaching. They consider a re-trial as old news. In some cases that may be true, but anyone who watched the first trial knows that there is no way they can duplicate that trial.

Surely this defense will take a much different approach this time around, after all, last trial was 10 guilty and only 2 not guilty . Frankly the setting is still L.A. and the defendant is still Phil Spector so who knows what we can expect from this new trial.

Sprocket and Donchais over at Trials and Tribulations have been working on some ways to get this trial televised.

They have come up with 2 things that we can do immediately to get our voices heard:

1. They have a link to a petition that will be forwarded to the appropriate outlets for consideration.

2. It is possible a production company would provide coverage on a pay-per-view basis.

While at T&T to sign the petition you can get more information about the possible pay-per-view option. T&T is asking for your comments on their blog about this option. This is strictly limited to the Spector trial. Leave a message there so they can gauge what kind of interest there is! They very well may be able to get this done, but your quick response will dictate what happens. They have a source!
I personally would be willing to pay just to see Alan Jackson do his thing again ! LOL Sphere: Related Content


  1. Thanks much Katfish! The more folks who voice the desire to have coverage for the Spector trial, the better the chance of getting it done!

  2. Yes, thank you so much Katfish for spreading the word!

  3. Just wanted to let you know katfish, that Judge Fidler approved local channel KTLA's "TV" application and The Associated Press's "still photographer" application.

    KTLA requested, "opening statements, portions of testimony, closing arguments, verdict, and sentencing."

    As of today, the LA County court's public information office stated that TruTV/CNN had NOT filled out the paperwork necessary to get approval to have cameras in the courtroom.

    So, not "gavel to gavel" coverage, but something is better than nothing.

  4. Thank you Sprocket and Donchais for keeping this real for us!