It is the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and even, yes, develop new chapters. Now, the producers of ESPN's award-winning "30 for 30" have made it the subject of their first documentary-event and most ambitious project yet. From Peabody and Emmy-award winning director Ezra Edelman, it's "O.J.: Made in America," a 10-hour multi-part production coming summer of 2016. To most observers, it's a story that began the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered outside her Brentwood apartment. But as "O.J." lays bare, to truly grasp the significance of what happened not just that night, but the epic chronicle to follow, one has to travel back to a much different, much earlier origin point, at not the end, but the beginning of the 20th century, when African-Americans began migrating to California ...Written by
I lived through the years of this brilliant documentary but I learned so much through it that I never could've known from general news broadcasts.
There is so much in this that is current, which upsets me a lot. I wish that we could all get along as Rodney King said.
There was so much in the trial that seemed unscrupulous, with the Furhman detour and the glove. Marcia Clark, Hodgman and Darden seemed to really put their hearts into their prosecution. The "dream team" are the kind of people only lots of money can buy, and they seemed more like a nightmare to me.
Justice never seems to occur legally but maybe it does morally. I am left wiser from this viewing and also sadder too. I pray for O.J.'s family. I hope they are doing okay and visit him in prison. I feel much sympathy for the Browns and the Goldmans, of course.
Incredible documentary. Academy Award worthy to me.
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