"OJ Simpson Trial: The Real Story"
Premieres on Saturday, February 27 at 8/7c on Investigation Discovery
O.J. Simpson... from triumph to tragedy. This trial of the century was the first nationally televised true life soap opera, a tangle of salacious plotlines. OJ Simpson Trial: The Real Story reveals the true story behind the trial of O.J. Simpson the most highly publicized American criminal trial, ever. In the years following this unprecedented trial and its publicity, the initials “OJ” came to symbolize everything that fascinates Americans – celebrities, murderous rage, scandalous revelations, wealth, power, sex, and race.
The trial and its’ controversial verdict infiltrated homes and workplaces and divided communities for years, afterwards. Revisit the case that has captivated the world for the past two decades in this special premiering on Saturday, February 27 at 8/7c only on Investigation Discovery.
In a stylistic approach favored by Emmy Award-winning executive producer Nicole Rittenmeyer, the documentary relies on contemporaneous archival material alone to illustrate the course of events. Without the interruption of modern interviews to provide hindsight, Rittenmeyer’s storytelling triggers the same raw emotion and real-time perspective as when the events transpired all those years ago.