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'Justice' Is Served

July 25, 2006 1:56 PM

Jonathan Shapiro, the executive producer of the Fox legal drama “Justice,” is happy his new show about a dream team of elite defense attorneys will balance out the proliferation of prosecutors currently on network TV.“Everybody hates lawyers, but they love their lawyer,” Shapiro said Tuesday morning at his Press Tour session. “I have such admiration and love for the defense lawyer.”Shapiro, an attorney himself, also pointed out that a recent American Film Institute survey showed moviegoers picked “To Kill a Mockingbird’s” Atticus Finch as their favorite lawyer of all time.

In the “Justice” pilot, the producers chose a conclusion that let viewers know that the defendant, who ultimately gets off, was indeed innocent. One critic wanted to know if they specifically chose an innocent defendant for the first episode, because if a guilty person got off it might be too big of a jolt for the initial audience.

A guilty defendant getting off was considered, Shapiro said, but “that would have worked well, too.”
But guilt and innocence isn’t the issue.

“Our lawyers don’t know and they don’t care, because in our system they can’t care,” he said.

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In television, I salute,David Kelly/s, JJ Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer (and late) Aaron Spelling, but let's get real is 2 people out a cast of 9, now is rhat really a dvierese cast. Has network televsion really change in the last fifty years?. I think not only whites needs to help, but all ethnicities with power in the media need to step up to the plate.

This is real diversity to me: please check out:www. ajdaltion productions.com and click on teaser.

Last, there are a handful of people of color-for eample, J-Lo, Salma Hayek, Halley Berry,Will Smith who have step up to the plate. I been watching televison since the 50's
Does this medium really reflect today (2006)America?. Just my opinion.

P.S. Thank you Sandra Bullock for the George Lopez (ABC series)

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What is the world's definition of diversity?

In television, I salute,David Kelly/s, JJ Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer (and late) Aaron Spelling, but let's get real is 2 people out a cast of 9, now is rhat really a dvierse cast. Has network televsion really change in the last fifty years?. I think not only whites needs to help, but all ethnicities with power in the media need to step up to the plate.

This is real diversity to me: please check out:www. ajdalton productions.com and click on teaser.

Last, there are a handful of people of color-for eample, J-Lo, Salma Hayek, Halley Berry,Will Smith who have step up to the plate. I been watching televison since the 50's
Does this medium really reflect today (2006)America?. Just my opinion.

P.S. Thank you Sandra Bullock for the George Lopez (ABC series)

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