Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quick Notes on a February Wednesday Night...

First a reminder: Due to Real Life Interfering (trademarked by OMW), I will not be blogging here tomorrow or Friday unless major news breaks.

Now a quick note or two:

Appeal Update: We await the appeal regarding coverage of the McCafferty trial, which was reported on Monday to have been filed with the KY Appeals Court in Frankfort.

You'll recall that WXIX-TV, WLWT-TV and WCPO-TV all filed an appeal to allow for at the very least, live blogging, up to and including live cameras in the courtroom of Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward. has more on the story:

Also on Wednesday, several local and national media outlets, including FOX19, awaited word from the Kentucky Court of Appeals on whether or not that would hear an appeal on the use of cameras in the courtroom. Dateline NBC joined the suit on Tuesday.

The trial was delayed Monday because of a dispute between Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward and the media over what kind of media would be allowed in the courtroom.

Judge Ward originally said there would be no live "blogging" in the courtroom, but when the media appealed that decision, Judge Ward ordered all cameras out of the courtroom.

That's right...even Dateline NBC joined the suit, following the circus that was supposed to be Day 1 of the trial Monday.

We'll keep you posted...this is a story in which news could happen tomorrow...

WLW Audio Being Used by FSN: John Kiesewetter's blog has this story pretty well covered here and here, so we'll hit the high points.

WLW-AM audio is being used in next Monday's "Reds Classic Rewind" on Fox Sports Ohio, about the 1976 Reds-Phillies NLCS Game 3. The audio features Marty and Joe calling the game, and was spliced in upon discovery that the MLB archives only had silent NBC video.

The game will air at 10:30pm Monday, March 2 on FSN Ohio...

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