Since the brilliantThe People v. O.J. Simpsonminiseriesdebuted on FX a few months ago, the ’90s case has seen a huge resurgence in popularity. Now, ESPN is striking while the iron is hot with a seven and a half hour-long 30 for 30 documentary.
In 2010, the network’s 30 for 30 documentary series presented an episode titled “June 17, 1994,” which chronicled the dramatic day and night of Simpson’s infamous white Bronco chase. But that event, and the subsequent trial, is only a piece of the sprawling, vivid mosaic on display in O.J.: Made in America. Directed by 30 for 30 veteran Ezra Edelman, the seven-and-half-hour series will premiere with the opening episode on ABC on June 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
Edelman says the documentary will be about more than just the trial, saying, “It is a much bigger story, one that explores O.J.’s life and how race and his pursuit of celebrity shaped it.”
“The amount paid by the estate of Roger Rodas into a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not tragically been cut short,” Meadow’s lawyer told PEOPLE.“Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash. Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG – a $13 billion corporation – intends to hold the company responsibly for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death.”
Fox’s golden child American Idolcalled it quits Thursday night with the show’s final episode. As expected, the talent competition went out with a bang, enjoying its highest ratings since the 2013 season. The season 15 finale drew in 12.94 million viewers. Viewership was up 76 percent compared to the all-time finale low in season 14.
1. O.J. seen talking to his lawyers Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran, and Robert Kardashian during a trial date.
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2. The late Robert Kardashian defends his friend O.J. Simpson in court.
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3. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.
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4. AI Cowlings, the friend who drove O.J. during his infamous Bronco chase.
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5. Judge Lance Ito listens to defense motions to exclude Mark Fuhrman's testimony and the prosecutions' response to retain the information 11 September during a court hearing in the O.J. Simpson murder trail.
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6. O.J. x Johnnie Cochran.
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7. Deputy District Attorney Chris Darden asks Judge Lance Ito in the O.J.Simpson case 13 January to bar the defense from asking Los Angeles Police detective Mark Fuhrman if he ever uttered a racial epithet.
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8. Did O.J. do it?
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9. The scene around O.J.'s October 3rd trial date.
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10. O.J.'s sister spotted near the crime scene.
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11. The infamous Bronco chase.
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12. The crowd cheers after hearing the verdict on October 3rd, 1995.
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13. A much earlier photo of O.J. and his good friend AI Cowlings, circa 1979.
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14. O.J. tries on a glove that was used in the murder of his ex-wife.
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15. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.
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16. Deputy district attorney Marcia Clark is shown during testimony at the preliminary hearings.
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17. O.J. Simpson and his kids at Nicole Simpson's funeral.
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18. Robert Shapiro reads O.J.'s damning letter to the press.
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19. O.J. Simpson with Nicole and the kids during happier times.
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20. Johnnie Cochran lays down the law, circa 1995.
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21. The Juice at his 1994-1995 murder trial.
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22. Robert Kardashian sits through trial.
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23. Robert Shapiro x O.J. Simpson.
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24. Robert Shapiro in 2015.
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25. O.J. Simpson leaving the courthouse after the civil trial that followed his murder trial.
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26. O.J. heads to the place he knows best, court.
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27. O.J. at an evidentiary hearing in 2013.
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28. O.J. at an evidentiary hearing in 2013.
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