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.”
Take a look at the trailer.
“Who Got the Juice?!” airs Wednesday, October 7, on BET.