After a 19-week trial, both defendents were convicted Thursday afternoon on major felony counts that will guarantee jail time, unless overturned on appeal. Here is a link to Meryl Gordon discussing the verdict on NPR. She will also be interviewed at length about the verdict on ABC’s 20/20 Friday night at 10 pm Eastern. Here is a link to a promo for the segment. And Meryl will be writing about the verdict for the December issue of Vanity Fair. There is also a new chapter, covering most of the details of the trial, in the just-published paperback editon of Mrs. Astor Regrets.