Our Courtroom Artists on TV

Elizabeth Williams and Aggie Kenny, two of the five artists behind The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, are featured on May 14 edition of the Brian Lehrer show. Go to 38:05 on the recording for the start of their fascinating 19-minute conversation, recounting the stories behind the scenes of some of the most iconic trials of the last half century. The host puts up some of the famous drawings — Watergate, Mafia, Wall Street crime, OJ, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Son of Sam, and many more — and the artists talk about the scene in the courtroom at the moment, the people who were easy or difficult to draw (Martha was surprisingly stoic) and the obstacles they encountered in trying to produce under deadline at this unique intersection of journalism, law and art.