Trial Headed to YouTube After All — As Re-enactments

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(via: NBC Bay Area)

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to put an indefinite hold on webcasting of the Prop. 8 trial, an enterprising filmmaker in Southern California has come up with a creative way to fill the void. John Ireland has recruited professional actors to volunteer their time to recreate the trial for the Web. The videos will be constructed from partial trial transcripts and bloggers' reports (maybe even this one). Then they'll be posted on the project's site,, and YouTube.

Here's the preview posted on

Our Los Angeles bureau chief, Rob Schmitz, is attending a taping of one of the re-enactments tonight, and he'll have a full report on this week's California Report Magazine. Check for your local station and airtimes, or listen on our web site starting this Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Update, January 21, 1:15pm: Rob informed us that last night’s taping was canceled as the cast and crew are reworking their re-enactments to be based on the complete transcripts they obtained. Rob’s story about the re-enactments is still scheduled to air on this weekend’s California Report Magazine.

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