News Nets Plans Specials on Casey Anthony Verdict
Add coverage following "not guilty" verdict
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/5/2011 4:36:37 PM
ABC News will air a special one-hour edition of Nightline at 11:35 p.m. ET with co-anchor Terry Moran reporting from Orlando, Fla. Primetime Nightline will carry additional reports on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. George Stephanpoulos and Dan Abrams will also report from Orlando for Wednesday's Good Morning America.
CBS News will have the 48 Hours Mystery primetime special "Casey Anthony: Judgment Day" at 10 p.m. ET. Tony Roberts, who is onsite in Orlando, will be the principal correspondent. CBS News' Troy Roberts will appear on Wednesday's The Early Show, with contributors Vinni Politan, Jack Ford, Jennifer Barringer (from the Anthony defense team) and Casey Jordan.
TVNewser reported that Fox News will air a breaking news special at 5 p.m. ET, hosted by Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer.
CNN's In the Arena will devote a segment to the verdict at the 8 p.m. hour, with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz, psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz and criminal defense attorney Ricky Clyman weighing in with host Eliot Spitzer. Piers Morgan Tonight will be live at 9 p.m. to also cover the verdict, with True Crime host Aphrodite Jones, News 13 reporter Jackie Fell and Judge Alex Ferrer reporting from Orlando.
HLN, which has been devoting near 24-hour coverage to the trial, will have a special report on the verdict until 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell at 7 p.m. ET and a live Nancy Grace from 8-10 p.m ET, which will replay the rest of the night.
NBC News will have an hour dedicated to the Casey Anthony case airing on Dateline Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
The syndicated entertainment and news magazines also will cover the verdict and responses to it.
Warner Bros.' Extra is tackling the case on several fronts, with Dr. Drew Pinsky weighing in on what's next for Casey and Hollywood insiders speculating on how much money Casey could make off of her new-found notoriety in the form of a book deal or other offers. Extra also will compare the Anthony verdict to the OJ verdict, making a frame-by-frame comparison between the two, and, as always, will find out what Extra viewers think about the news.
Other syndicated shows are reporting on what celebrities think about the verdict, many of which tweeted strong reactions immediately upon hearing the jury's findings.
A Florida jury on Tuesday found Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, manslaughter or aggravated child abuse in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee, but guilty of four counts of supplying false information to law enforcement officers.
--Paige Albiniak contributed to this report.
wow i just didnt see the evidence...its not her lifestyle on trial. Furthermore, a liar doesnt make a murderer. Thank God for our justice system or we would all be guilty of looking like something we are not.
leslie dillinger - 7/5/2011 11:45:47 PM EDT
What mother would dump their child in a wooded area like trash, even if it was an accident!!! That jury was outright lazy.
Jan - 7/5/2011 10:10:42 PM EDT
I have watched this entire trial from start to end! Even when I was at work I made sure 1 of the TVs was on HLN. Just like everyone else who was watching the trial, I was in a complete state of shock! I am a General Manager for McDonalds and apologized to all my customers because I brokedown! As soon as I heard I literally dropped a customers food on the floor and ran out to the lobby as tears poured down my face. All I could think about was poor Caylee! Im so tired of these fake moms who bring innocent children in the world that they don't want! My 17yr old daughter was murdered Oct 2008 so this trial was very important to me! How dare the jury find her not guilty! Were they not listening! A accident she drowned in the pool!WHy didnt she have on a swimsuit. IM SO PISSED OFF JUSTICE WASNT SERVED TODAY!!And the smirks Casey had on her face today, I just wanted to punch the TV! So she gets to move on while poor Caylee was left for dead down the street by her house!May you rest in peace Caylee
Lourdes Eldridge - 7/5/2011 9:12:12 PM EDT
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