Court TV’s Coverage Of The Death Of George Floyd Murder Trial Begins





Court TV’s Coverage Of The Death Of George Floyd Murder Trial Begins

MINNEAPOLIS (March 9, 2021) – Court TV, the only multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, has begun its extensive coverage of the murder trial around the death of George Floyd with jury selection underway. Court TV will be the only network in the world to cover the proceedings live and in their entirety.

Forty-six-year-old African American George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Footage showing Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck while three police colleagues looked on, went viral on social media and sparked a global movement protesting against police brutality and racism. The four officers will be tried in the case, with Chauvin being tried separately and facing murder charges in the first of the trials. The three other officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder.

“The death of George Floyd was a watershed moment in our country,” commented Scott Tufts, Court TV Senior Vice President. “Given the cultural impact it had from the beginning, this trial is one that needs full transparency, and we are pleased that Hennepin County court officials share that view. Our team has been working with them for months to ensure that cameras would be allowed in the courtroom and that all viewers would have full access to the proceedings.”

Court TV’s on-air team of anchors, legal correspondents and veteran journalists – Anchors Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant, Ted Rowlands and Michael Ayala, with additional on-the-ground reporting from legal correspondents Julia Jenaé and Chanley Painter – will lead the analysis of the Chauvin trial.

Court TV’s extensive coverage will include new virtual recreations, and insights and discussions from seasoned attorneys, investigators and forensic experts.

Court TV is available to be seen on cable, over-the-air, and over-the-top. Court TV is also live-streamed on CourtTV.com, YouTube TV, Pluto TV, SiriusXM, as well as the Court TV app for Roku®, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android and Apple devices. All feature robust and exclusive content from the massive Court TV library, including the nation’s most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand. Court TV is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).



Court TV Announces Original News Special On The Life And Death Of George Floyd





Court TV Announces Original News Special On The Life And Death Of George Floyd:

“I Can’t Breathe”– A Court TV Special Premieres Sunday January 17th at 9pm ET

Network To Present Live, Gavel-To-Gavel Coverage Of Floyd Trials

ATLANTA – Court TV, the multi-platform network devoted to live and in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, will world premiere “I Can’t Breathe” – A Court TV Special on Sunday January 17th at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

The hour-long special will set the stage for the trials of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the case, taking viewers through Floyd’s life, with origins in Houston, Texas, and his tragic death which launched a national movement on race in America. Court TV will present extensive, live and gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Floyd trials, the first of which is set to begin in March.

“I Can’t Breathe” – A Court TV Special will feature exclusive interviews with Floyd’s friends Herbert Mouton, Travis Cains and Vaughn Dickerson, Jim Lane, the brother of Officer Thomas Lane, one of the officers charged in the case, Houston Forward Times associate editor Jeff Boney, Houston Community activist Carl Davis, Minneapolis Community Activist Michelle Gross and more.

Court TV Anchor Michael Ayala hosts the special, along with reporting from Court TV legal correspondent Julia Jenae and contributions by members of the network’s acclaimed team of anchors and reporters.

About Court TV

Court TV is available to be seen on cable, over-the-air and over-the-top. Court TV is also live-streamed on CourtTV.com, YouTube TV and SiriusXM as well as the Court TV app for Roku®, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android and Apple devices. All feature robust and exclusive content from the massive Court TV library, including the nation’s most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand. Court TV is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).



Court TV Marks 25th Anniversary Of O.J. Simpson Verdict With Retrospective Weekend





Court TV Marks 25th Anniversary Of O.J. Simpson Verdict With Retrospective Weekend

Court TV, the all-inclusive multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials will mark the 25th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdict with a retrospective weekend of programming tied to the legal troubles of the famed football star.

Kicking off on Saturday, Oct. 3 and running through Sunday, Oct. 4, the network will air a marathon of OJ25, the acclaimed, 25-episode original true-crime docuseries looking back at the world-famous case. OJ25 gives viewers a front row seat in the Simpson jury box, to relive the trial or discover it for the first time. Utilizing Court TV’s extensive library featuring every minute of the double murder trial, OJ25 encapsulates the courtroom action in the chronological order in which it took place 25 years ago in Los Angeles. The series is hosted by renowned long-time former Los Angeles prosecutor and respected legal analyst Roger Cossack.

Following the marathon on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8pm ET (check local listings) will be a brand new special edition of Court TV’s newest series Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield focused on the O.J. Simpson kidnapping/burglary trial which wrapped exactly 13 years after the murder trial verdict. Hosted by original Court TV alum and former CNN and MSNBC legal analyst Banfield, the weekly series takes viewers on a deep dive into the most provocative and talked about trials of all-time. Featuring new interviews with the victim Bruce Fromong and Simpson defense attorney Gabriel Grasso, the episode explores the case from all angles including never-before-revealed elements and opinions that highlight how one case impacted the other.



COURT TV PRESENTS “JUDGMENT WITH ASHLEIGH BANFIELD”





COURT TV PRESENTS “JUDGMENT WITH ASHLEIGH BANFIELD”

PREMIERES 9/13 at 8pm

Hosted by original Court TV alum and former CNN and MSNBC legal analyst Ashleigh Banfield, this weekly hour-long series will take viewers on a deep dive into the most provocative and talked-about trials of all-time. With brand new interviews and exclusive first-time reveals, installments will look to further explore everything people only thought they knew about these touchstones in judicial history. Backed by Court TV’s extensive library of trial footage the series will explore these cases from additional perspectives not often discussed from the major figures in the investigations.

The series will kick off with “Florida vs. Casey Anthony” featuring interviews with Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over the case, Ann Finnell, Casey Anthony’s death penalty lawyer who was part of the defense team, legal Analyst Anne Bremner and People Magazine Senior Writer Steve Helling.

Future cases will spotlight the trials of Jodie Arias, Amber Guyger, O.J. Simpson and many others.

Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield will air Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Court TV with the series premiere set for Sept. 13.



Court TV to Premiere New Original True-Crime Series “Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield” in September





Court TV to Premiere New Original True-Crime Series “Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield” in September
The series will be seen Sunday nights at 8:00/7:00c with the premiere set for September 13.
[via press release from Court TV]
Court TV to Premiere New Original True-Crime Series Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield in September

Michael Ayala Joins Court TV Anchor Team

Marathon of Complete OJ25 Docuseries Set for Oct. 3-4 To Correspond With 25th Anniversary of Simpson Murder Trial Verdict

ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2020 — Court TV, the only multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, announced today a new original true-crime series hosted by Ashleigh Banfield, the addition of Michael Ayala to the Court TV anchor team, and a binge-viewing marathon of the network’s complete OJ25 docuseries in Oct.

Court TV’s announcements during the 2020 summer press tour:

Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield, an all-new original series hosted by original Court TV alum and respected former CNN and MSNBC legal analyst Banfield, who made her Court TV return as a special contributor earlier this year. Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield will be a weekly hour-long series taking viewers on a deep dive into the most provocative and talked about trials and cases of all-time. With brand new interviews and exclusive first-time ever reveals, each installment will look to further explore everything people only thought they knew about these touchstones in judicial history. Initial cases featured include those involving Casey Anthony, Jodie Arias, O.J. Simpson, Conrad Murray and others. Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield will be seen Sunday Nights at 8:00 p.m. (ET) with the series premiere set for Sept. 13.

“It is wonderful being back on Court TV and I’m very excited about Judgment,” said Banfield. “We have the luxury of having access to the vast Court TV library of more than a thousand trials, which allows us to share and re-visit the most intriguing and legally-fascinating cases in modern-day history. There are literally hundreds of compelling stories to tell – and we plan on telling them.”

Michael Ayala, a popular face on the original Court TV, will be joining the network once again teaming with Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant and Ted Rowlands on the network’s anchor desk. An attorney and EMMY(R)-Award winner, Ayala has over 20 years of experience in-front of the camera. He previously was an anchor, reporter, writer and researcher for the original Court TV where he covered and reported on the cases involving O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, the Menendez Brothers, Bill Cosby and Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Ayala, who also anchored for CBS in Chicago, will make his return debut on Court TV on August 24 and will anchor weekdays 3:00 – 6:00 pm (ET).

“Michael arrives with a wealth of trial coverage experience and hits the ground running given his history with Court TV. We are thrilled to have him back and we think viewers will be as well,” commented Scott Tufts, Court TV Senior Vice President.

O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of double murder on October 3, 1995. 25 years later, Court TV will present a marathon of OJ25, the network’s acclaimed, 25-episode original true-crime docuseries looking back at the world-famous case. OJ25 gives viewers a front row seat in the Simpson jury box, to relive the trial or discover it for the first time. Utilizing Court TV’s extensive library featuring every minute of the double murder trial, OJ25 encapsulates the courtroom action in the chronological order in which it took place 25 years ago in Los Angeles. Court TV’s OJ25 Marathon will air Oct. 3-4. The series is hosted by renowned long-time former Los Angeles prosecutor and respected legal analyst Roger Cossack.

Court TV is available to be seen on cable, over-the-air and over-the-top. Court TV is also live-streamed on CourtTV.com, YouTube TV, SiriusXM as well as the Court TV app for Roku(R), Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android and Apple devices. All feature robust and exclusive content from the massive Court TV library, including the nation’s most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand. Court TV is part of Katz Networks, a division of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).



Court TV to Cover Trials Involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Robert Durst, R. Kelly





Court TV to Cover Trials Involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Robert Durst, R. Kelly & More in Months Ahead
“Given the current news climate in our country at the moment, there are trials ahead that represent some of the biggest, most critical and relevant cases we’ve seen in modern history,” commented Scott Tufts.
[via press release from Court TV]
Court TV to Cover Trials Involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Robert Durst, R. Kelly & More in Months Ahead

ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2020 — Court TV, the only multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, today at the 2020 summer press tour unveiled the cases and trials the network will be covering in the months ahead, including:

The Death of George Floyd – Minnesota v. Chauvin et al

Four Minneapolis Police Officers will be tried in the death of George Floyd, the case which launched a national movement on race in America. Derek Chauvin, the man shown on video with his knee on Floyd’s neck, faces murder charges while three other officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder.

The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery – Georgia v. Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, William Bryan.

Three white men are accused of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African-American man who was shot while jogging through a south-Georgia neighborhood.

The Case of The Doomsday Cult Mom – Idaho v. Lori Vallow & Idaho v. Chad Daybell

Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, are facing charges after authorities discovered the bodies of their two children in their backyard. Daybell, a former gravedigger, has authored numerous doomsday books and is rumored to have built a cult-type following. Multiple other suspicious deaths surround the couple, including each of their previous spouses. Vallow currently faces two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter or conceal evidence.

“The Jinx” Murder Trial – California v. Robert Durst

Robert Durst, a wealthy New York real-estate heir, faces first-degree murder charges in California as police allege Durst killed his longtime friend, Susan Berman. Authorities suspect Durst in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, and investigators believe that Durst, the subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, killed Berman because she knew what happened to McCormack.

The R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case – U.S. v. Robert Sylvester Kelly

Entertainer R. Kelly, currently in a federal prison in Chicago, faces numerous racketeering and sex trafficking charges involving five women. With legal problems ignited by the television show “Surviving R. Kelly,” the singer is also facing additional state trials in Minnesota and Illinois.

“Given the current news climate in our country at the moment, there are trials ahead that represent some of the biggest, most critical and relevant cases we’ve seen in modern history,” commented Scott Tufts, Court TV Senior Vice President. “Court TV will be there, bringing viewers unrivaled access and insight into those cases as well as all the other compelling trials on the docket.”

Court TV’s on-air team of anchors, legal correspondents and veteran crime and justice journalists – all of whom are lawyers – include lead anchor Vinnie Politan, who is joined by Julie Grant, Ted Rowlands and Michael Ayala at the network’s desk; Ashleigh Banfield who serves as a special contributor and host of the new original true-crime series Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield; and legal correspondents and crime reporters Chanley Painter and Julia Jenaé. They are joined by the country’s brightest attorneys, most experienced investigators, and experts who provide legal insights, opinion, discussion, and debate.

Court TV is available to be seen on cable, over-the-air, and over-the-top. Court TV is also live-streamed on CourtTV.com, YouTube TV, Pluto TV, SiriusXM, as well as the Court TV app for Roku(R), Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android and Apple devices. All feature robust and exclusive content from the massive Court TV library, including the nation’s most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand. Court TV is part of Katz Networks, a division of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).



Court TV Announces Original News Special Exploring the Relationship





Court TV Announces Original News Special Exploring the Relationship

Between the Criminal Justice System and African Americans

Black and Blue – A Court TV Special Premieres Mon. June 22 at 8pm ET,

To be Simulcast Across All Katz Networks

ATLANTA (June 18, 2020) – Court TV, the multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, announced today an original news special that will take a deep dive into the criminal justice system’s history and relationship with African Americans.

Black and Blue – A Court TV Special will air at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 22 and will also be simulcast across the entire portfolio of Katz networks Bounce, Court TV Mystery, Laff and Grit.

Topics the hour-long special will explore include: An encompassing look at our current justice system that has seemingly empowered civilians to weaponize the police against African Americans; the rise in deadly interactions with unarmed black men and women in custody and what may be ingrained in the police psyche from a legal perspective that often leads them to wrongly target specific groups; how past segregation-era thinking gave way to controversial present-day laws such as the “Stand Your Ground” concept and more. High-profile cases involving Ahmaud Arbery, Michael Drejka, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and others will be discussed.

Black and Blue – A Court TV Special will feature insightful and thought-provoking discussion with: Lawyer and former professional WWE wrestler and personality David Otunga; Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother-turned-activist whose Stand Your Ground warning shot case became a rallying cry for anti-racism movements and survivors of domestic violence; former federal prosecutor and author of Chokehold: Policing of Black Men David Paul Butler, who recently testified at the House Judiciary Committee hearing along with George Floyd’s brother and others on issues of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust; the Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine L. Song Richardson and Tim Wise, an activist and writer on the topic of race who has trained law enforcement officers, teachers, corporate and non-profit organizations in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.

Court TV Crime and Justice Reporter Julia Jenae will host Black and Blue – A Court TV Special, with contributions by members of the network’s diverse team of anchors and correspondents that are both seasoned journalists and lawyers.

About Court TV

Court TV is available to be seen on cable, over-the-air and over-the-top. Court TV is also live-streamed on CourtTV.com, YouTube TV and SiriusXM as well as the Court TV app for Roku®, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android and Apple devices. All feature robust and exclusive content from the massive Court TV library, including the nation’s most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand. Court TV is part of Katz Networks, a division of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).