On October 3rd, 1995, former football star and actor O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges when a not-guilty verdict was read, bringing an end to the trial and a national obsession. Americans gathered around television sets across the country as cameras captured the dramatic conclusion in the courtroom.
However, the story of O.J. and the country’s fascination with the 1995 trial as a media event was far from over. Popular documentaries and television series have covered the case in recent years, recounting the event that marked a change in media news.