On Thursday, Buffalo Bills legend O.J. Simpson, who's been incarcerated since 2008 on attempted armed robbery and kidnapping convictions, will be in a court room and on television once again when his parole hearing in a Nevada court is televised live.
Here’s how you can watch:
When: Thursday, July 20 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: ESPN television, NBC News website, or Nevada Parole Board
ESPN will air a special 90-minute edition of Outside the Lines that will provide live coverage of the hearing; while NBC News will have a team that includes, Chris Darden, who served on the prosecution team in the ‘90’s Simpson-murder trial, as part of its coverage.
23 years have passed since the nation and the world tuned in to watch now-notorious former running back lead Los Angeles police on an epic chase in his infamous white Bronco. And clearly, people are still infatuated with Simpson given the recent success of ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America documentary and FX’s The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. His conviction in this case doesn’t have anything to do with that famous trial, but an incident that happened in 2008.
No doubt the coverage is sure to string up emotions for many folks. Those of us that think he was a great football player, those who remember what happened in 1994, as well as a new generation who were captivated by the ESPN and FX programs.