An early example of reality-based courtroom drama, "Divorce Court" presented cases where divorcing couples presented their stories before Judge Voltaire Perkins, who always rendered his decision by the end of the program and resolved other divorce issues. Many cases involved accusations of cruelty, adultery, desertion, alcohol abuse and irreconcilable differences often with many strange twists and turns. Written by
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The first syndicated series to be distributed to stations on videotape (although a kinescoped version was also available). See more