WKMG takes Casey Anthony special to prime time

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Mark NeJame, Tony Pipitone and Lauren Rowe anchor WKMG's primetime Casey Anthony special report.
Mark NeJame, Tony Pipitone and Lauren Rowe anchor WKMG's prime-time Casey Anthony special report.

It’s not enough that Orlando’s main TV stations have thrown out their networks morning and afternoon schedules to show the Casey Anthony trial. On Thursday night, WKMG bumped part of CBS’ prime-time lineup for a trial recap.

Local 6’s Casey Anthony Special Report aired at 10 p.m., in the slot where a repeat of “The Mentalist” was scheduled to run. I suspect when ratings come out, Local 6’s bold move will prove to be a ratings winner. It was the most dramatic day of the trial with Cindy Anthony testifying that she was responsible for chloroform searches on the family computer and that stains in the trunk of Casey’s car were there when the family bought the vehicle.

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