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Allison Hope Weiner
January 30, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Less than 24 hours before Michael Jackson was to be arraigned on child-molestation charges, ”Access Hollywood” broadcast a scoop: the exact route that Jackson would travel to go to the Santa Maria courtroom proceedings (”past these lush, rolling hills…to the busy 101 North”).

Days before Kobe Bryant’s arraignment on rape charges in a Colorado courtroom, ”Extra” broke the news that he had bought his wife… an eight-carat pink diamond ring.

And months before Scott Peterson’s arrest on charges that he’d murdered his wife and unborn son, MSNBC’s Dan Abrams discussed the effect that Scott Peterson’s affair with Amber Frey would have on the case.

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