Jurors in Cosby trial out of view thanks to screen 'monstrosity'

To millions who can't be in a courtroom during a high-profile trial, descriptions of jurors help the public examine the minds of peers tasked with determining a defendant's fate.

The panel's shock, awe, captivation or disengagement can provide a window into whether a witness is injecting doubt or pathos into the fact-finding process, while also helping keep tabs on whose side appears to be winning or losing.

But for many journalists covering the criminal trial of Bill Cosby in the Montgomery County Courthouse, the jury is out of sight. Instead, when reporters glance toward the jury box, they confront a hulking 87-inch screen that weighs more than a male polar bear and appears to have been rolled in off the set of a 1970s sci-fi movie. CLICK FOR MORE

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