WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court rejected requests from news organizations Friday for live, televised coverage of this month’s historic arguments on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day.

The court will post audio files and transcripts on its website (www.supremecourt.gov) within two hours of the end of the proceedings on each of the three days set aside for argument, March 26-28.

The C-SPAN cable network said it would play back the arguments on a broadcast channel and on radio as soon as they are available.

The justices have never allowed cameras inside the courtroom.