UK courts set to allow media into divorce and family law proceedings; should U.S. court follow suit?

So much of American law, including matrimonial law, can trace its roots back to English Common Law. Perhaps that is why I am so fascinated by divorce blogs written by English lawyers. So I’ve read on a number of blogs, including, I believe, John Bolch’s blog Family Lore, that the UK courts are set to open up family law cases to the media. That means that there will be no privacy whatsoever for most people obtaining a divorce or going through a custody/visitation proceeding and/or any other proceeding in family court. I even read here http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/india_knight/article6168871.ece?openComment=true that the courts are set to allow the media in starting tomorrow.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? And should the US courts follow suit? Well, as it stands the media is allowed to sit in on cases here in NY. There is no outright ban on media covering a divorce or family law case as far as I know. If the case is newsworthy the media is usually front and center. And I think that is true in every state. But the court does have discretion, and where ordinary folks are concerned, the details of a family law/divorce case are not usually made public. The only time the public gets a wind of the intimacies of these cases is when the parties are famous or newsworthy.  Normally, I haven’t seen the media being overly interested or involved in family law cases of ordinary folks. But there is no media ban that I know of. Under special circumstances a case can be sealed and the media may be banned, but usually, I am not aware of a blanket media ban.
Still, I actually think there should be more media interest and attention to some of these case in the family courts here in New York. Because I am not sure that everything that is going on in the family courts is all that kosher all the time. Actually, I have personally seen and heard things in family court that is troubling to say the least with respect to litigants, court appointed attorneys and even judges and hearing officers. Not in all cases, mind you, but in enough cases, that I have walked away from the experience as a lawyer thinking, “that was not right. Something was wrong with that.”
I think there is a lot of room for abuse of the system by the people with the power (judges and court appointed lawyers) and I think that if the media were more frequently involved, it would have a somewhat policing effect on the system, it would be like a much needed check and balance.
Of course, it would come at a price. People would lose their privacy. But there are safeguards that could be put in place, like anonymizing names and things like that.
I think I am for the media being more involved in the process. True there is a chance that this could just add another layer of corruption. I mean, the media notoriously spins and reports what it wants to spin and report and so the truth may still not come out and justice may not always prevail. Still, I think it is a good thing to open up these proceedings a bit more. The public should see and know EXACTLY what is going on in the courts in the world, and right here in NYC too.