February 4, 1994

TV Trials Captivate Public

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Melodramatic court trials carried on television recently have enjoyed huge audiences in the United States, a new nationwide Times Mirror survey found. Fully 43% of the American public have watched at least four of five of the most sensational trials aired on TV within the past few years. The survey also suggests that regular viewing of court trial proceedings may lead to a greater appreciation of the U.S. court system, which has fallen out of public favor in recent years.