Michael Jackson and Celebrity Justice

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Actor Robert Blake and record producer Phil Spector face murder charges in Los Angeles, but the real media circus is in Santa Maria, up in Santa Barbara County, where some 500 reporters have been credentialed for Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial. There's enough TV equipment to transmit a dozen signals around the world simultaneously. There are no courtroom cameras, but Jackson's providing the entertainment, showing up in jeweled waistcoats and moon-walking on top of a car. Is there a chance for justice in an environment like this? What's the message about celebrity culture and law? We talk to prosecutors and defense attorneys, an expert on television and popular culture, and a journalist who's followed Jackson legal troubles for an entire decade.
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