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Cameras In The Courtroom

August 29, 2001, 6:09 PM by Vernon Brown

Cameras In The Courtroom
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Don't have Media Player? Click Here. Television takes you places. From the comfort of your home, you watch us bring you pictures from the region, the world and beyond. And today we have a first in South Dakota broadcasting, pictures from a state Supreme Court session. History has been made in this room. These kind of stories make me love my job... watching history unfold before me. So what will the first draft of history say about this event? We ask the players. In a conference room next to the chambers, reporters scramble with last minute details, anxious to please the court in this new TV test. Inside... "Hear ye, Hear ye, Hear ye..." ...orderly tradition takes over. Retiring Chief Justice Robert Miller had no plans to hear cases. But as the one who spear headed cameras seeing the cases, he started the day with remarks on history in the making. "We know these proceedings will be watched closely," says Miller. With lenses focused, a young Miller lawyer stepped to the podium. "May it please the court..." says Chris Moen. With an appeal of an estate willed to a cemetery and the state wanting to fax tax the gift, the lawyers make their cases to the justices and an audience of thousands. It was a day of firsts for Chris Moen. "I was not nervous about the cameras but the justices because this is my first time before the Supreme Court," says Moen. Allen Eide, arguing for the state, entered camera range with reservations but left reassured. "Tell you what, I barely noticed the cameras there," Eide says. Why the push for cameras, especially when they take the show on the road to other communities two times a year? Well, look at the courtroom... only three rows. The cameras will let more people inside. "This is about public service," says KELOLAND News Director Mark Millage. The court credits my boss, KELOLAND News Director Mark Millage with making this day happen. He called the shots form the truck pleased all went well. "They came in with smiles," Millage says. "Hardly noticed them," says Justice David Gilbertson. And that's the way we want them... quietly watching...giving you an eye to justice. People have asked us today what we've learned from this. The court is steeped in tradition and change comes slowly, but they all agree this is a good move. Voice Your Opinion

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