Twenty years after O.J. Simpson’s murder trial riveted the nation, BET will unveil an original documentary taking an “unapologetic” look at events surrounding the case.

In “Who Got the Juice?! The O.J. Simpson Trial 20 Years Later,” a host of experts, including Star Jones, Reverend Al Sharpton, Professor Michael Eric Dyson, Ed Gordon, Professor Marc Lamont Hill and Simpson lawyer Carl Douglas, will reflect on the 252 day trial that captivated the country and exposed a schism between the races.

According to BET, the on-hour film will chronicle Simpson’s rise from the housing projects of San Francisco to the top of the sports world, and then his sensational fall from grace.

“Who Got the Juice?! gets to the core of the broad range of perspectives African Americans have surrounding the O.J. Simpson trial,” Sacha Jenkins, the film’s director, explained. “Our on-camera subjects were very honest about their feelings; the sentiments expressed in the doc are the sentiments that are often thought, but rarely articulated in a public forum.”

Sounds interesting.

Take a look at the trailer.

“Who Got the Juice?!” airs Wednesday, October 7, on BET.

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  • Rizzo

    johnnie cochran was a very smart man.

  • [email protected]

    The documentary does look interesting. There are many stories to describe the OJ Simpson situation. First, the trial was controversial. Every day, there were stories about it when I was in middle school. When the verdict came about, I was in my 7th grade classroom. The defense team included extremely talented people like Johnnie Cochran. They showed he verdict throughout the school. When the verdict was read, all of the black kids in my classroom cheered, so there was disagreement about whether he was guilty or not. Back then, I thought that he was innocent. Today, I don’t know if he is innocent or guilty of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. I’m agnostic on his guilt or innocence today. This was before we knew the real OJ Simpson. The real OJ Simpson committed adultery against his first beautiful wife Marguerite L. Whitley. The real OJ Simpson suffered racism all of his life, but expressed self-hatred instead of truly fighting back against the evils of racism/white supremacy.

    After the trial, he made even more mistakes out of his own doing. He is in prison now, because of his reckless behavior. The most important thing to know about OJ Simpson is that his story is a lesson. It’s a lesson that self-hatred is never the answer and self-hatred including reckless, bad actions can cause bad Karma literally as exemplified in the tragic story of OJ Simpson. We know that the criminal justice system historically has been unfair towards black people, the poor, other minorities, etc. Also, it is true that there is no excuse for murder, domestic violence, self-hatred, or other evils in our society. So, this controversy should educate us and motivate us into being better human beings and to stand up against any injustice.

    • mariah asphalt

      truthseeker – I follow you and mostly agree with your stance. I agree largely with what you say here. I’ve been waiting for a broad platform to be able to express what I feel about the OJ trial. HE DID NOT KILL THOSE PEOPLE AND THE AUTHORITIES KNOW IT! There are so many things I can relate to that supports my opinion. My knee-jerk reaction to the news was that, “he killed that girl.” Then, I watched that trial every second of every day. I changed my opinion early in the trial. The “mountain of evidence” wasn’t worth a “hill of beans.” I can outline point-by-point why I wholeheartedly believe that he is innocent. I watched Geraldo and his cronies every night and what he/they reported of that day’s trial made me wonder what trial they had seen, cause it surely wasn’t the one I had seen. They actually made stuff up and a bunch of other crap. I got loads of points in the trial that points to his innocence. Strangely, one thing that just occurred to me in at the past few days is if he cut his finger, I think it was his thumb, during the commission of the crime, how come there was no cut in the infamous glove? That’s just one point. I can name at least 12 others. OJ is just stupid. He is not a murderer. He was set up with that hotel business. A person should not be given 30 years just cause they are stupid. There is so much more I can say, but suffice it to say that the real crime is what this government is doing to OJ. P.S. As a Conspiracy Theorist, I believe that the “powers that be” murdered Johnnie Cochran, too cause they were mad that he got him off. But, the case was full of water anyway.

    • [email protected]

      Great points Sister.

    • Mary Burrell

      I never believed he killed them but I always believed he knows who the killers were

    • mariah asphalt

      Maybe so. I think it was the mob or Mark Furman. But, OJ told his defense team that he did want them to speak disparagingly of her. She was a tramp.

    • Chazz A

      Excellent post Mariah Asphalt.
      Like yourself, I was consumed with the OJ trial. I actually recorded most of it on video tapes. Initially, I thought OJ committed the murders, given his violent temper, stalking and over the top jealousy. But as the trial unfolded, I began to have serious doubts early in the trial as well.
      LA was a hot bed of racial tension as the trial took place on the heels of the riots. Mark Fuhrman and his lynch mob were out for blood and it showed via inconsistencies throughout the trial.
      Just as you, I think OJ is innocent and while I have mentioned my opinions face to face with close friends, I’m reluctant to type the real deal online, since every keystroke we type is being data-mined.
      Shortly after OJ was acquitted, I attended the million man march in DC. I met several brothers with the NOI and a few other like minded, pro-black brothers with whom I still communicate with to this day. One of the brothers is from Oakland Ca and at the time he gave us a crash course on what the media was not revealing in terms of the entire case including death threats, extortion, jury tampering and the real history of the notorious LAPD.
      Fast forward to 97′, Mr Cochran represented Geronimo Pratt (former BPP member) who was set up and wrongfully convicted of murder. This was the case that broke the back of COINTELPRO which was dismantled. One year later in 98′ Mr Cochran’s brother was murdered, in his own neighborhood, allegedly because of drugs, at least that’s what the media wants us to believe.
      While the country was dealing with the aftermath of 9/11, in 02′ or 03′ Mr Cochran created the Reparations Dream Team and in 05′ he died from a brain tumor, or so they say!
      After all, lab animals have been subjects of many brutal tests and injections, including tumors!

    • mariah asphalt

      I am in agreement with you Chazz. There is a whole lot more that was and is going on. I wish we could all sit down face to face over a cup of tea and discuss all these things. Mr. Cochran, Ron Brown, and the guy who owned Beatrice Lily who also died from a brain tumor. Ron Brown supposedly died in a plane crash, but had a bullet hole in the top of his head. And, don’t sleep on what’s happening with Bill Cosby.

    • Chazz A

      No doubt my sister. I always encourage brothers and sisters, especially the youngsters, to use critical thinking with an objective mindset when researching news that relates to our people. We are being lied to and misguided by BS propaganda and pathetic news reporting now more than ever and I refuse to let the alphabet news stations spoon-feed me on anything.

  • Reina Benoir

    I always thought he did it. However, I also thought that the prosecution deserved to lose that case.

    Mark Fuhrman was trash and having him handle evidence just tainted it all as far as I was concerned.

    White people still cry over that verdict to this day.

  • Noirluv45

    While watching 20/20 the other evening, I had to turn it off mid-show. The biased reporting irritated me to the max, especially when Dan Abrams had the audacity to say that Blacks supporting O.J. didn’t see the evidence. I’m like, “We saw the evidence, but many of us believe Mark Fuhrman planted evidence,” so how dare he state what Black people saw or didn’t see. To this day, they still haven’t gotten over the verdict but have the nerve to tell us we have to “get over” slavery. Also, they claim Blacks believed O.J. was not guilty and Whites thought he was. How do they explain the countless White people who, after the verdict, would ask O.J. for his autograph while he was out playing golf? The media loves to skew truth and people who don’t see beyond their noses fall for it hook, line, and sinker.

    • [email protected]

      Thanks for info Sister. For Abrams to say that insults our intelligence as black people.

    • Noirluv45

      You’re welcome, Truth. It sure does insult our intelligence, and I was tempted to send him a little message saying so. How dare he?

    • [email protected]

      Amen. I will be back in a few hours.

      Peace 4 now Sister.

    • Noirluv45

      OK, Truth! Peace right backatcha, Brother.