Timothy McVeigh says it's only fair that if bombing victims are allowed to watch a closed-circuit telecast of his appeals hearing from Oklahoma, he should be able to do the same from his cell.

Government lawyers have asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the hearing - scheduled to begin April 28 - to be broadcast in Oklahoma for those who cannot go to Denver, as the trials of McVeigh and Terry Nichols were.In a brief filed Wednesday, lawyers said that same "extraordinary courtesy" should be extended to McVeigh in the maximum-security federal prison in Florence, Colo., where he is on death row.