Courtroom Television Network announced Thursday that it is joining forces
with Loews Cineplex Entertainment to invite high-school students in five cities
to participate in forensic-science lessons Tuesday, April 8, under the auspices
of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
This interactive educational outreach is inspired by the network's signature
series, Forensic Files.
Students in New York; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Detroit
will be invited to the five participating Loews movie theaters to take part in a
mock investigation led by Scott Rubins, a forensic expert and science teacher.
All told, nine high schools will participate.
The lesson -- to be taught via DVD by Rubins, with a forensic-science
assistant stationed at each of the theaters -- is part of Court TV's "Forensics
in the Classroom" educational initiative.
"We are delighted that Loews and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
supported our vision behind creating this event," Court TV executive vice
president of programming and marketing Art Bell said in a prepared
The digital lesson will also be made available free-of-charge to teachers
nationally on DVD and high-speed Internet access via Court TV's Forensics Web