‘Swift Justice’ On Many Platforms
Nancy Grace show launch coincides with new print column
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/6/2010 12:01:00 AMwww.swiftjustice.com.
Tribune Media Services is offering the column to its affiliated newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and to its more than 2,000 media clients. The column is scheduled to premiere in newspapers and their Websites on Sept. 8.
“We wanted Swift Justice With Nancy Grace to be the most interactive court show on television, so we considered what was at our disposal to do that,” says John Terenzio, the show’s executive producer, who also produces CTD’s Judge Joe Brown. “The public has an insatiable appetite for [these judges’] advice.”
The column marks the first time Tribune Media Services has teamed with a television show. Grace will promote the syndicated column on the syndicated TV show and vice versa; however, the newspaper pact is independent of the show’s distribution deals.
“I like her style,” says Mary Elson, Tribune Media Services managing editor. “She gives succinct, straightforward advice that’s helpful. She manages to do something that’s difficult, which is pare down legal concepts and give advice that might save people money or time.”
Swift Justice is cleared on stations representing 100% of the country, including Fox–owned outlets in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
hey I was wondering what would happen if I agree to go but the other person wont go? Contempt? Thay asked me to come on the show, i just got a letter about it. I think I will win but Im not sure i want to go through the hassle. could u give me some advice please and thanks
maryanne riley - 12/4/2010 10:44:15 AM EST
david mckoy - 9/19/2010 7:30:45 PM EDT
Nancy is a disgrace to the legal system! She failed as an attorney and then as a prosecutor. Court TV/TrueTV got rid of her and it wont be long she'll be gone with this show. Her decissions are already showing her absense of the law and common sense! How does a person like this manage to pass the Bar? Guess only God knows that?
I stopped watching Court TV because of her and now stopped Fox. I'm also not buying products advertised on this pathectic show.
Pete from Pa - 9/16/2010 8:33:13 PM EDT
I was on Swift Justice last month – a plaintiff requesting 5 weeks of rent and damages. Defendants agreed that they had not paid rent and did leave damages (pictures provided to Grace by me which she aired). The defendants stated the problem was that after they moved out I went in and redid the entire house (had to make many of these repairs and did not charge for anything they did not cause damage to), Grace asked if that was true, I said yes. Grace then stated that she has twins at home with a wall full of crayon markings, it is something that goes with kids, zero for the plaintiff.
Here is the problem, they get people to participate by stating that you get a $200 appearance fee and guarenteed payment because show pays – small claims court locally cannot enforce payment. So, plaintiff wants to be paid, defendant wants guarentee of not paying if they win or lose. Therefore, if the plaintiff loses the show does not have to pay! Sounds like a win/win for show and defendant.
The part of the show that I did was by computer camera in my home, I think they call this Across America. I am beginning to think they will not air it because Grace tells the nation she lets her children color on the walls.
The main problem I have is the fact that I agreed to have my case arbitrated, non-payment of rent and damages – Grace arbitrated only HALF of this case, she never talked about the rent. I am thinking they breached contract – producers do not agree. I hired an attorney and she read the contract and said that they established in the contract that the only place you can contest the contract is in Los Angeles, CA. I live in Texas, don’t have the funds to proceed.
So, in the end all I can say is be very careful if you are considering being on the show. Even after two different producers stated that I would win this case “hands down” “open and shut case” I still lost. So the day I received my appearance fee check, so did the four defendants – they made four times the amount of money I made, did not pay any back rent or damages.
If you are in fact considering being on the show, feel free to contact me.
Jill Crowe - 9/10/2010 1:37:50 PM EDT
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