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Live Broadcast

Aug 16, 1999 06:21 AM
by M K Ramadoss

Live broadcasting on the Internet is going to take one further step with
the live broadcasting of a Florida Trial starting 9.30am ET. This simply
shows that broadcast canbe done at very little additional cost. Here is
further info. Please note that the trend is more and more public access to
what goes on in the Government. This trend is well ingrained in the
consciousness of the legislators in Washington DC who have taken steps to
open up many areas including the tax exempt organizations which are
supported by the public. More on this later.


"When 68-year-old Shirley Egan goes on trial
                  Monday on charges of fatally shooting her daughter, the
ailing woman will be
                  center stage in the first trial the U.S. judicial system
has ever broadcast over
                  the Internet." 

                  Media organizations previously have aired trials over the
World Wide Web,
                  but industry sources said Egan's trial marks the first
time that a local court
                  system has put its own proceedings on the Internet. 

                  The trial begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT at, click on "Live

                  "We look at it as a way of making a public proceeding
even more public," Matt
                  Benefiel, the court administrator."

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