Esquire will revisit the infamous 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial with a 12-hour special debuting April 3.
The special, The Real O.J. Simpson Trial, will feature archival footage of the trial of the actor and sports icon who was accused of murdering his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman.
The special will showcase the most poignant and controversial moments from the trial, including the opening statements from both the prosecution and defense to the verdict, said the network.
Footage from the trial will include:
9am-10am: “The Kickoff"- Opening Statements by prosecutors Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden and “Dream Team” defense lead, Johnnie Cochran.
10am-11am: “Dead-Ball, Foul Play"- Opening Statements continue and new witnesses not disclosed by the defense allow state prosecutor Marcia Clark an additional opening statement.
11am-12pm: “The F Word" Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman testifies.
12pm-1pm: “I Plead The Fifth” Defense witnesses testify. Fuhrman makes a stunning return. F.Lee Bailey enthralls the media.
1pm-2pm: “Take Care of The Hands That Take Care Of You" A particular pair of gloves holds the courtroom’s attention.
2pm-3pm: “Is Kato Your Middle Name?" Struggling actor and Simpson guest-house occupant, Brian “Kato” Kaelin begins a multi-day appearance.
3pm-4pm: “Never Live With Someone That Won The Heisman” Testimony continues with Brian “Kato” Kaelin.
4pm-5pm: “Did We Just Have An Earthquake: Thumps On The Wall” Brian “Kato” Kaelin wraps up his time on the stand then faces the waiting media.
5pm-6pm: “Running Back" Closing arguments by prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, defense team Johnnie Cochran and Barry Scheck.
6pm-7pm: "Milking the Clock" Closing arguments by prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, defense team Johnnie Cochran and Barry Scheck.
7pm-8pm: "Play To The Whistle" Closing arguments continue. Rebuttals by the prosecution.
8pm-9pm: “If It Don’t Fit, You Must Acquit" Closing arguments, rebuttal and the verdict of the trial of the century.
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