The Siegelman story has been documented in incredible detail by Horton and others. But if you want the story in bold, boiled right down the meat of it, then you absolutely must watch this segment (you can watch it at here.) I can promise you it won't be the last you've heard of this story.
UPDATE: Much, much more could be said about this story. But this, from Horton's post tonight about the show, has to be read to be believed:
I am now hearing from readers all across Northern Alabama—from Decatur to Huntsville and considerably on down—that a mysterious “service interruption” blocked the broadcast of only the Siegelman segment of 60 Minutes this evening. The broadcaster is Channel 19 WHNT, which serves Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee. This station was noteworthy for its hostility to Siegelman and support for his Republican adversary. The station ran a trailer stating “We apologize that you missed the first segment of 60 Minutes tonight featuring ‘The Prosecution of Don Siegelman.’ It was a techincal problem with CBS out of New York.” I contacted CBS News in New York and was told that “there is no delicate way to put this: the WHNT claim is not true. There were no transmission difficulties. The problems were peculiar to Channel 19, which had the signal and had functioning transmitters.” I was told that the decision to blacken screens across Northern Alabama “could only have been an editorial call.”
Incredible! As if the residents of Alabama won't have heard about this story already or couldn't find out about this story some other way! But such is the utter baseness of the corruption surrounding this case, that it drives even those who were not involved in the events to depths of stupidity and incompetence.