ESPN’s Ambitious 7.5-Hour Event Examines the Defining Cultural Event of the Century, that saw O.J. Simpson Transition from All-American Superstar to Sentenced Convict
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. Directed by Peabody and Emmy winner Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America 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, his subsequent acquittal and why he is sitting in jail 20 years later for another crime.
One of the most epic and unique projects ever undertaken by ESPN Films, O.J.: Made in America has received considerable praise for its unflinching look at the rise and fall of an American icon. On June 8, director Ezra Edelman can discuss what new information the documentary series presents, how creating the film impacted his perception of O.J. Simpson, and what viewers can expect to learn from this film series.