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Court TV, NPR Seek Justice

4/21/2005 8:55 AM Eastern

What happens when you merge Justice Talking and In Pursuit of Justice?

Court TV and National Public Radio will find out when they produce hour-long shows to be broadcast on both services on a quarterly basis.

The first such team effort, to be produced from the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in Kansas, will focus on prison re-entry issues. Court TV's Catherine Crier and Justice Talking's Margot Adler will co-host.

The second installment -- a town-hall debate to be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia -- will review the highlights of this year's Supreme Court term and examine the future of the “High Court.”

“I'm delighted to work with Court TV's In Pursuit of Justice,” Justice Talking executive producer Kathryn Kolbert said in a prepared statement. “It is a natural fit since both Court TV and Justice Talking are dedicated to exploring the complexities of the American justice system. By combining the strengths of radio and TV, we can reach new audiences and bring new voices to the airwaves.”

Court TV chairman and CEO Henry Schleiff added, “Our goal is to raise awareness, encourage discussion and shine a light on the American system of justice and, where appropriate, injustice. While Court TV does not take a position on these issues, the network is committed to using its diverse resources to encourage more informed dialogue among those who could change and improve our society.”

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