|The People v OJ Simpson. Picture: BBC/Fox
I’m a little bit obsessed with The People v OJ Simpson, and as well as tuning in every week to the TV programme I’ve been reading a lot around the subject, from pieces of journalism from the time of the trial to think pieces.
If you’re as fascinated by me as the case (and you’ve read the book by Jeffrey Toobin that the show is based on), here is some recommended further reading…
The Bronco chase, which seems completely farcical (like many aspects of the case), captured the attention of a TV watching public in a time when 24-hour news and rolling coverage was not the norm. If it took place now, there would definitely be a live blog, so Deadspin has done the work for us, getting Drew Magary to watch the chase and blog his reactions.
Time magazine came under fire shortly after Simpson was arrested for altering his mugshot to make him look more black. It was forced to respond to criticism, as the New York Times reported.
Jim Newton covered the trial for the Los Angeles Times. He has been examining each episode of The People v OJ Simpson to see what aspects remain close to reality, and where the show has taken liberties. Here’s episode one.