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Sanford Divorce to Be Televised

Court officials have announced that the divorce proceedings that will end Jenny Sanford and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s union will be open to cameras. South Carolina TV outlets have started quibbling over which network will gain the rights to air the proceedings, which Jenny Sanford must attend (though the governor can file an affidavit instead of appearing). The proceedings have been slotted for a 90-minute block of time, and electronic devices have been approved for use in the courtroom. Mrs. Sanford, who filed for divorce after her husband’s intercontinental infidelity became international news, has said that she will “do whatever I have to do” to end the marriage. Her appearance certainly won’t hurt the sales of her memoir, Staying True (now No. 31 on’s list bestselling memoirs). The socially conservative governor announced and apologized for his affair with an Argentinean reporter last summer, and Jenny Sanford has since moved out of the governor’s mansion with the couple’s four sons and filed for divorce in December.