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Unformatted text preview: The Peoples Court What you are about to witness is real. The participants are not actors. They are actual litigants with a case pending in civil court. Both parties have agreed to drop their claims and have their cases settled here, before Judge Marilyn Milian, in our forum: The Peoples Court. But Both the plaintiff and the defendant have been paid from a fund for their appearance-Idea of reality TV justice is WIN -WIN. Still getting money if you lose the case. In the REAL world, that is not the case. -Get so many people to appear on shows because they want to be on TV Courtroom Reality TV v. Small Claims Court -Why go TV route?-Messages about justice system?-Neoliberalism? -Notions about race and class on TV?-Will courtroom TV be the only route of justice in the future? The judges themselves push neoliberalism...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course MEDIA 102 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '08