On this episode of BackStory, the Guys will explore our fascination with courtroom drama. What makes for a compelling case and why have some landmark proceedings received little attention? Weâ€™ll consider why so many Americans followed the trial of a young clerk accused of murdering a New York City prostitute in 1836, and why weâ€™re still talking about Sacco and Vanzetti nearly a century after they were sentenced to death. From public hanging in Puritan Massachusetts, to the murder trial of Black Panther leader Huey Newton in the late 1960â€™s, the Guys will reveal the deep-seated issues beneath American trial-watching.
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