ABC will kick off ESPN Films’ “O.J. Made in America” Five-part Documentary

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07 June 2016
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O.J. Made in America
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“O.J. Made in America”
Premieres Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM ET/PT on ABC

 
          “O.J.: Made in America – Part 1”, the most ambitious ESPN Films project to date, will premiere in primetime on ABC on Saturday, June 11.  The full episodic documentary will then air over the course of four days on ESPN, with Episode 2 on Tuesday, June 14; Episode 3 on Wednesday, June 15; Episode 4 on Friday, June 17; and Episode 5 on Saturday, June 18. Each will air at 9 PM ET and be preceded by a re-air of the previous episode.
 
          “OJ: Made in America” is a five-part documentary miniseries event which examines the history of race over the last several decades through the lens of OJ Simpson’s rise and fall. It is perhaps the defining cultural tale of 20th-century America, one that centers around two of our country’s greatest fixations: race and celebrity.

          This 10-hour epic will explore these themes in tracing a personal journey, from how Orenthal James Simpson first became a football star, to why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife and his subsequent acquittal and why he is now sitting in jail 20 years later for another crime.
 

 
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