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Televise Supreme Court’s health care case? Bad idea
USA Today

Not since Bush v. Gore has a U.S. Supreme Court case roused as much public interest as next month’s highly anticipated review of the 2010 health care law. It would make a spectacular TV show and lift the curtain on the workings of the nation’s highest court. But cameras in the high court are a bad idea. Television, as those of us who have worked in it know well, is a valuable tool but not a neutral observer. The very act of pointing a camera is an editing process that grows more subjective each time a director switches from one angle to another, or decides when to cut to a reaction shot.