"Blind Justice" is a fast-paced, nonpartisan, no-holds-barred critique of the American Legal System. It features nationally-known Talk Show host Aaron Harber. Harber can be very critical of the legal profession but uses humor to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of a system which encourages fights rather than finds solutions - while ironically being led by some of the most intelligent and capable people in the nation. "Blind Justice" appeals to the public's broad interest in legal affairs by leveraging America 's fascination with cases, the Law, and the legal realm. It features regular panels of lawyers, judges, academics, elected and appointed officials, businesspersons and journalists as well as witnesses, plaintiffs and defendants.
"Blind Justice" is a provocative, 30-minute, weekly program initially developed for broadcast on Colorado Public Television station KBDI-TV Channel 12 in Denver (the nation's 18th largest media market) as well as on affiliated Colorado PBS stations and signals in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, and Pueblo, and other communities -- potentially serving almost 4 million people and able to reach nearly 2 million households weekly).
"Blind Justice" intends to transform the U.S. Legal System in a positive and nonpartisan manner. Unlike most legal shows, which focus on criminal cases, "Blind Justice" examines both civil and criminal cases. Prominent members of the legal profession - ranging from district attorneys to state Attorneys General to federal judges to former U.S. Attorneys General - already have agreed to participate. The program will use news clips, video, and state-of-the-art graphics to keep it informative, entertaining, and fast-paced.
ROTATED PROGRAM SEGMENTS
Segments, including "person-on-the-street" and expert interviews, are used to underscore the problems people have with the Legal System. Major segments include reviews of current cases with national implications and celebrity interviews about their personal experiences with the Law. Two-minute segments will include a rotating combination of the following:
"Knowing The Law" -- highlighting a law or regulation about which most citizens are unaware.
"The Constitutional Minute" -- focusing on a particular aspect of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance.
"America's Attorneys General" -- featuring interviews with the past and present U.S. Attorneys General.
"Ethics And The Law" -- exploring differences between types of ethical and legal behaviors.
"Privacy In America" -- examining a wide range of privacy rights and issues from different perspectives.
"Drug Laws" -- revealing the extraordinary impact drug-related laws have on the Legal System.
"The Prosecutors' Corner" - featuring prominent District Attorneys talking about the Law and major cases.
"The Defenders" -- presenting Defense Attorneys talking about how they believe the Legal System works.
"Changing The Legal System" -- looking at ways to improve the Legal Systems and effect change.
"Global Law" -- focusing on international law and how legal systems work elsewhere (i.e., comparatively).
"Your Legal Relationships" -- examining the business relationships between attorneys and their clients.
"The Good Side Of The Law" -- highlighting unheralded good deeds by attorneys via their pro bono work.
THE PROGRAM'S PHILOSOPHY
"Blind Justice" is a nonpartisan program which seeks to educate the Media and the general public about the U.S. Legal System in a manner which will engender positive change. It will include the full spectrum of points of view -- including those who believe America's Legal System works well in its current form. The primary purpose of the program is to engender debate and discussion as well as explore alternatives and methods to improve the current system. The entire endeavor is not aligned and will not be aligned with any particular political party, business group, or organization. It is committed to seeking and revealing the truth about the Law in America, wherever that path may lead.
THE HOST OF "BLIND JUSTICE"
The show's host, Aaron Harber, gained national notoriety when he was sued frivolously for $20 million by Rush Limbaugh, et al, for using the word "Rush" in the title of his national radio show ("After The Rush"). With broad-based support across the political spectrum, Harber defeated Limbaugh and his minions. After winning the federal case, thanks to the publicity garnered by his victory, Harber moved from the Talk America Radio Network (where he was heard on 51 stations nationally) exclusively into television and was given his own TV show.
In 1997, the talk industry's leading publication - "TALKERS MAGAZINE" - selected Harber out of 5,000 hosts across the country as one of America's "100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts" along with others such as Don Imus, Gordon Liddy, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Schlesinger, Howard Stern, Raven Garcia and Bruce Williams. Harber is well-known for his outspoken defense of the First Amendment and for his long-time support of Open Records and "Sunshine" laws. He now hosts the weekly TV program, "The Aaron Harber Show." Please go to www.HarberTV.com for more information. Thank you.
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