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