20 years on, TV series brings O.J. Simpson case full circle on race

Published January 27, 2016

A Reuters article about a new television miniseries about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, which captivated the nation 20 year ago, interviews David Schmid, associate professor of English and the author of the 2015 book, “Violence in American Popular Culture.” The Simpson case brought together “everything our culture is most fascinated by – namely sex, sports, violence, celebrity and, in this case, race,” he said. “Add to that this widespread perception that in some sense O.J. got away with it and you have a sure fire recipe....It's a bit like the Jack the Ripper murders. Why? – because it's still unsolved.” The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including Reuters UK, Reuters Canada, Reuters India, Global Post, Channel News Asia, Metro and England’s Daily Mail.

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