Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Arthur R. Carmody, Jr., Wilkinson, Carmody, Gilliam & Hussey, Shreveport, for applicants.
Roland V. McKuneely, Jr., Bossier City, for respondents.
E. Ray Kethley, Shreveport, for Shreveport Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, amicus curiae.
Jack M. Weiss, Mark B. Holton, Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, New Orleans, for Louisiana Press Ass'n, amicus curiae.
Daniel M. Waggoner, P. Cameron De-Vore, R. Bruce Easter, Jr., Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, Wash., for Home Box Office, Inc., Dow Jones & Co., Inc., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., CBS Inc., and Time Inc., amicus curiae.
John S. Redpath, Jr., Shari L. Patrick, New York City, for Home Box Office, Inc., amicus curiae.
Richard J. Tofel, New York City, for Dow Jones & Co., Inc., amicus curiae.
David C. Kohler, Jennifer F. Weiss, Atlanta, Ga., for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., amicus curiae.
Douglas P. Jacobs, New York City, for CBS, Inc., amicus curiae.
Harry M. Johnston, III, Robin Bierstedt, New York City, for Time Inc., amicus curiae.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
On February 14, 1989, Sammie Joseph Gugliuzza was murdered in his place of business, a convenience store in Bossier City, Louisiana. On February 15, 1989, KTAL TV, a Shreveport television station, aired the following story concerning the murder:
There is another possible motive for the death of Sammie Gugliuzza which officers are not talking about. It is rumored on the streets that Gugliuzza had gambling debts and ties to organized crime...
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