via press release:
HLN PROVIDING CONTINUOUS COVERAGE THROUGHOUT EACH DAY OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL; EXPERT ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FEATURED IN PRIMETIME
Comprehensive Coverage Includes Exclusive “Play and Pause” Features During Testimony; Re-enactments, Viewer-Juries on HLN After Dark; Interactive Map, Evidence Photos on HLNTV.com
HLN is committed to continuous coverage of the George Zimmerman trial, which began with opening statements on June 24 and expected to continue throughout July.
Gavel-to-gavel coverage is featured each day that the trial is in session with a breakdown of the day’s events and expert analysis on HLN’s primetime programs Jane Velez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew on Call and HLN After Dark hosted by Vinnie Politan and Ryan Smith.
Similar to its coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, HLN’s team of hosts Velez-Mitchell, Grace, Dr. Drew, Politan and Smith will draw on their diverse areas of expertise to provide a comprehensive look at the testimony and the latest developments of the trial. HLN After Dark, the 10pm ET program which launched during the Arias trial and drew significantly high ratings, will again invite viewers to come to its studio in Atlanta to serve on nightly “juries.”
HLN’s coverage of the trial will also feature analysis from HLN legal correspondent Jean Casarez, former Manhattan assistant D.A. Joey Jackson, and HLN law enforcement analyst Mike Brooks.
Due to strong viewer feedback during the Jodi Arias trial, HLN will again use “Play and Pause” buttons so that the audience won’t miss a minute of testimony during network commercial breaks. Additionally, HLN is providing re-enactments of the crime, a walk-through of the Florida neighborhood where the crime took place, and at HLNtv.com, features that include an interactive map, evidence photos, polls and timelines.
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