Requests made for cameras in courthouse hallway

EAGLE, Colo. -- The Denver Post and NBC have asked a judge
to allow still and video cameras in the courthouse hallway during
Kobe Bryant's preliminary hearing on Oct. 9.

The organizations noted that similar coverage was allowed during
Bryant's initial appearance last week before Eagle County Judge
Frederick Gannett. The motion was filed Friday and made public

The two companies and other media organizations already have
asked Gannett to allow cameras in the courtroom during the hearing
in the sexual assault case.

Gannett has given prosecutors and Bryant's attorneys until Aug.
22 to respond to that request.

Several television networks broadcast Wednesday's initial court
appearance live. Media groups are renewing their requests for
coverage as the case moves through the court system.

Bryant, an All-star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, is accused
of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old hotel worker in nearby
Edwards. Bryant has said the sex was consensual. He is free on
$25,000 bail.