1. Aerial shot of singer Michael Jackson arriving at court
2. Jackson entering court
3. Jackson entering security clearance for courtroom
4. SOUNDBITE (English): Jim Hammer, former San Francisco Prosecutor and Fox News Analyst:
"We have a jury. Literally at 11:23 this morning the judge swore in the first twelve jurors. That''s about two-and-a-half days, which I think is a record time in a case like this. One of the most dramatic parts in the morning came when one of the jurors was questioned, an African-American woman, the second who has appeared on the panel, and she recounted her own strong feelings about the lack of diversity, the lack of representation of African-Americans, her own experiences as a black woman in Santa Barbara County. It was one of the most animated times I have ever since Michael Jackson, the defendant in the case. He nodded with her, smiled and then she asked how diverse is this jury, looking around the courtroom where there are practically no African-Americans whatsoever. At the point that the prosecution moved to remove her from the jury for cause there was a long conference at sidebar, and later on when the prosecution actually exercised there peremptory challenge to kick her off the jury the defence objected again, and the judge said he had ruled on it and denied the defence motion, so two African-American women in a row have been kicked off by the prosecution so far."
5. Various interiors of empty courtroom
6. SOUNBITE (English): Tim Molloy, Reporter Associated Press:
"It''s eight women and four men. They appear to be seven white jurors, four Hispanic and one Asian."
7. Jackson entering courtroom after break
8. SOUNDBITE (English): Libby Copeland, Reporter Washington Post:
"Jackson at various points today coming back from breaks would step over to the bailiff''s desk and confer with his lawyers. He would unwrap candy and stuff it in his mouth. He laughed a lot in response to things that the jurors said."
A jury was selected on Wednesday to decide Michael Jackson''s fate on charges that he molested a teenage boy at his Neverland Ranch in California.
The panel consists of four men and eight women, ranging in age from 20 to 79.
After the jury was sworn in, lawyers moved on to the selection of eight alternate jurors.
Jury selection had been expected to last several weeks, but took only five court days, which were interrupted by a one-week break due to the death of a sister of one of the lawyers and another one-week break when Jackson was hospitalised with flu-like symptoms.
Selection moved at a fast pace when the judge imposed tight time limits on how long each prospective juror could be questioned.
Selection of the alternate panel will continue on Thursday.
The 46-year-old Jackson is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, plying him with alcohol, and conspiring to hold him and his family captive.