When TV and the U.S. justice system first collided

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On Court TV, there's a plaintiff, a defendant, and a conflict that could’ve been solved with a check. But no one has paid anyone back, and no one is sorry. Instead, they're arguing in court. Then a judge leans over the bench and berates one or both of them, rendering a judgment that satisfies the law and our need for karmic justice. KCRW reporter David Weinberg wondered how small claims court became entertainment in the first place.