After a man reveals his crush to a straight friend on "The Jenny Jones Show," a murder occurs, leading to questions about the talk show's culpability.
In 1984, Bernard Goetz shoots four black teenagers on a New York City subway; his claim of self-defense sets off a tabloid-fueled trial.
In 1999, four white NYPD officers shoot an unarmed 23-year-old immigrant named Amadou Diallo 41 times outside his apartment building; the officers' defense lawyers press for a change of venue as racial tensions escalate.
HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy is charged with fraud and money laundering; he mounts an unusual defense and cohosts a religious talk show.
After a woman is gang-raped on a pool table at Big Dan's Tavern in New Bedford, Mass., the trial is televised live on CNN, revealing the woman's identity and the brutal cross-examination.
When Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) finds himself facing a corruption trial, he tries to embrace the media and even goes on "Celebrity Apprentice."