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California / Jackson Molestation Trial / Orth Interview #782802

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: David Mattingly) The strange "thriller" day at the Michael Jackson molestation trial reviewed; scenes shown from outside the Santa Maria, California, superior court & inset CNN video of Jackson's drive; courtroom sketches shown; details given of the "celebrity drama" of Jackson's drive from the Solvang hospital to the courthouse & of the judge's warning. [Jackson attorney Brian OXMAN†- explains Jackson tripped & fell hurting his back.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Santa Clara: Miguel Marquez) The second day of testimony from the star witness, the teenage accuser, about acts of molestation reviewed; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown. [Loyola University law school professor Laurie LEVENSON†- says it was personal inside {the courtroom}; reviews the cross-examination of the boy.] The demeanor of the boy as a witness discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Vanity Fair" magazine Maureen Orth about this weird Jackson day; scenes shown of Jackson walking to court. [At the courthouse, ORTH - states Jackson does not look well, has a history of medical interruptions & has huge money problems; outlines how the defense is handling this "compelling witness," who has been giving details of what he did with Michael.]

Brown, Aaron;
Mattingly, David;
Marquez, Miguel

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