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Oxygen Sets ‘The Jury Speaks’ Special

Oxygen will re-examine several controversial trial verdicts in July as part of a new multi-part special.

The four-night event, The Jury Speaks, will focus on such high-profile cases as "The People v. Michael Jackson," "The People v. O.J. Simpson," "The People v. George Zimmerman" and "The People v. Robert Durst" through interviews with the jurors involved in those trials to uncover what really happened inside the courtroom, said network officials.

Each juror will reveal what led them to their decision, if their vote would change today and how the aftermath of their verdicts subjected them to public ridicule, harassment and scorn, said Oxygen. 

The Jury Speaks is a fantastic addition to our diverse slate of true crime programming offering viewers a fresh perspective on some of the most highly publicized trials in American history,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media in a statement. “The series will allow viewers to hear straight from the people whose decisions ignited controversy and sparked a heated debate at the water coolers and in homes across America.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.