The Verdict can be seen on Cox Communications Channel 3 in Oklahoma
City and Channel 3 in Tulsa on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., Mondays at
9:30a.m., Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. The
show is hosted by Kent Meyers and Mick Cornett.
Each week, guests discuss legal or social issues of general
interest to the viewers. The discussion is always lively and
educational. The Verdict presents thoughtful differences of opinion
The show is made possible through the courtesy of BancFirst Corp.;
Chickasaw Nation; Delta Dental; The Journal Record; Legal Graphics;
The McCarville Report Online; Oklahoma Energy Resources Board; and
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
Kent Meyers - Host
He has taught Antitrust Law, Trial Techniques,
Professional Responsibility and Bankruptcy at the University of
Oklahoma College of Law and at the University of Tulsa and
Oklahoma City University Law Schools.
He is a co-founder of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children,
which represents deprived children in Juvenile Court.
He was a member (1985-1991) and was Chairman
(1990-1991) of the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission and is
a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was
designated a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Oxford
University for the summer of 2001.
Kent Meyers can be reached by phone at (405) 235-7729 or by e-mail
Introducing Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett
The world is taking notice of Oklahoma City's remarkable renaissance
and its popular mayor, Mick Cornett.
His growing list of individual awards and honors include nods for
urban design, health, sports and the arts. Newsweek named him one of
the five most innovative Mayors in the United States. Governing Magazine
named him the Public Official of the Year. And a London-based
organization, which studies Mayors and their work, listed him as the
second-best Mayor in the world, second only to the Mayor of Mexico City.
Cornett is only the fourth mayor in the City's history to be elected
to three terms. He received a record 88 percent of the vote in his
re-election bid and was elected to a third term in 2010. He earned a
degree in journalism at the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from New
Cornett has been a champion for infrastructure and health. Oklahoma
City is rebuilding its streets, its schools, and its parks. In 2009,
Cornett led the charge to pass MAPS 3, an $800 million capital campaign
that includes a 70-acre downtown park, a modern streetcar system,
senior wellness centers, river improvements, sidewalks and jogging
trails and other infrastructure projects that will dramatically reshape
Oklahoma City and enhance the quality of life of its residents.
Mayor Cornett and the Oklahoma City City Council are committed to
creating a pedestrian friendly, urban environment and they are
succeeding on all fronts.
He is best known for helping Oklahoma City attract an NBA franchise
and for famously putting Oklahoma City "On a Diet" to drive attention
to wellness, but along the way he has helped create an incredible
economy. Oklahoma City has the nation's lowest unemployment rate and is
seeing population growth that is twice its traditional average.
Something is working. The Kauffman Foundation named Oklahoma City as
the most entrepreneurial city in the country with the most start-ups