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Law / Computer Graphics #128350

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Ken Kashiwahara) Use of three dimensional computer animation as high tech testimony in courtrooms featured; details given of several legal cases in which computer graphics were used in courtroom; scenes shown from site of 1987 crash of Northwest Airlines jet near Detroit airport and from computer recreation of that accident during court hearings into cause of crash. [Forensics Technologies David MUIR - says it is a new way of getting technical information across.] Two cases involving automobile and roller coaster accidents cited; animations shown. [Attorney William CAUSEY - explains use of computer graphics in auto accident lawsuit.] [Attorney Howard NATIONS, juror Anna IM - comment on importance of visuals in understanding cases.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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