James Brown, CBS News special correspondent, is now reporting on the O.J. Simpson trial which changed the face of America. Brown is briefing the world on what is ahead for the famous prisoner in ‘O.J. Simpson: Endgame.’
48 Hours Special – O.J. Simpson: Endgame
It is clear that the country is divided once again over racial issues amid a national concern over:
- Football players
- Free speech.
And on the same note, CBS News’ James Brown will be anchoring a “48 Hours” special called “O.J. Simpson: Endgame.”
The one-hour broadcast will be aired on Saturday at 9/8c. Brown’s project is coming on the eve of releasing O J Simpson from a Nevada prison.
O.J. Simpson: Criminal Life, Criminal Record & Racism
O.J. Simpson has been serving nine years to the prison sentence, on armed robbery accusations. Brown reports that almost half a million prisoner will be freed from America’s state prisons this year.
He is concerned that among the half a million, nobody will arouse the public spotlight, like the curiosity which will greet O.J. Simpson.
Will the guy who many still perceive a killer change to a low profile, and live out his life quietly?
Brown acknowledges that we all know that the national discussion about race and America’s criminal justice system has remained unsettled up to date.
Brown like many other Americans is asking himself, when will race seize to measure and divide this country?
CBS’ James Brown Digs Deep in O.J. Simpson: Endgame
The special anchor focuses on the main events that have led O J Simpson to the current moment. For instance, he touches O.J. Simpson’s landmark murder trial. In the trial, Mr. Simpson was acquitted of the killing of:
- Nicole Brown, O J Simpson’s ex-wife
- Ron Goldman, Brown’s wife.
In the special program, Brown also covers:
- How the then court ruling continues, influencing race relations.
- The role played by domestic violence during O J Simpson’s murder trial.
- How the case affected the careers of individuals, who were involved.
Brown’s broadcast features interviews with several people. They include:
- Ron Shipp, a former police officer in Los Angeles and friend of O.J. Simpson and Nicole.
- Fred Goldman, Ron’s dad
- Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole.
- Sylvester Monroe, a news writer who captured the trial for the Time magazine. He is currently serving the Washington Post, as an editor.
- Joe Bell, Simpson’s friend
- Harry Edwards, sports sociologist.
- Simpson’s legal members in “Dream Team”: F. Lee Bailey, Carl Douglas, and Shawn Chapman Holley.
Impact of O.J. Simpson Murder Case Verdict
Douglas tells Brown that the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial wasn’t just about the man on the trial.
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People felt like the criminal justice system had opened new chapters in people’s lives by balancing in favor of an African-American person, Douglas explained.
However, Doulas adds that although many celebrated that the court had ruled in favor of a black folk, things didn’t change afterward. Americans cannot get past that.
Sylvester Monroe also agrees that the reason why there still exists a fascination with Simpson it’s because it’s a reflection of where we still are in terms of racism.