Fort Hood officials said 99 reporters from 41 local, national and international media agencies passed through the East Gate Tuesday to cover the trial of accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan.
The journalists transformed the sizzling parking lot between Club Hood and the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center into a sea of satellite trucks and television cable as the long-delayed trial began its first day.
Heidi Zhou Castro, correspondent for Al Jazeera America, said nearly all of the satellite trucks in the area were rented out for the trial.
“This story is a leading story right now all over the world,” Castro said.
“Almost every freelancer and producer in Dallas and Austin are booked right now because they are all here for this trial.”