News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station


John L. Smith On David Copperfield


Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, David Copperfield attends the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York.

Illusionist David Copperfield appears in district court this week and is scheduled to testify Tuesday in a civil trial.

He and the MGM Grand are accused of failing to do enough to prevent the injury of British tourist Gavin Cox, whose accident as a participant in the “Lucky No. 13” illusion left him with permanent a brain injury.

Lawyers for Copperfield the MGM and other defendants in the case have called the incident an unfortunate accident that was no one’s fault.

Support comes from


John L. Smith, contributor

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.