I just watched the France2 JT de 20h, which is aired here at 6PM. Laurent Delahousse had two French lawyers accredited to the NY bar to explain American procedure, and they were excellent. After all the astonishingly stupid and obtuse things I have read and heard today about American justice, it was good to see at least one French news operation do its job professionally and correctly. Bottom line: there is nothing unusual or brutal about Dominique Strauss-Kahn's treatment by the police or the court. So far, the case has unfolded in a totally "normal" manner, said one of the lawyers. He repeated the word: "normal." May the French hear this and calm down.
I did my own small bit in a brief interview on France24, which aired at midnight, ensuring that no one will hear it.