Gather 'Round, You Young Folks: It's Time Your TV Told You Not One, But Two Stories About O.J. Simpson
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Whoever decided we need to revisit O.J. Simpson's life and murder case with two multi-part television documentaries should now raise his or her hand and explain. Oh, don't bother. They're here. OJ: Made in America, a five-part miniseries in ESPN's first-rate 30 For 30 series, will debut Jan. 22 at the Sundance Film Festival before airing on ESPN in June. FX's The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story, a 10-part miniseries, starts play Feb. 2. You could say there's an anniversary somewhere in here, since October marked 20 years since O.J. was found not guilty in the brutal murder of his ex-wife Nicole. Connor Schell, senior vice president of ESPN Films, also reminded TV writers in Pasadena Tuesday that to a whole younger generation, the O.J. story isn't a rerun. No matter how indelibly Americans from the 1990s remember the media tsunami that surrounded his arrest and trial, Schell correctly observed, "Most people under 30 don't." Either way, both ES...
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