Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My "Don't Tell OJ Simpson" Moment From 1989

20 years ago.  Wow.  I wrote HERE five years ago about my tangential personal connection to the OJ case. A lot has been made over the last week, because of the 20th anniversary today of the white Bronco freeway chase, about how the verdict in his celebrated criminal case split the nation along racial lines at the time.  And I suppose that's my memory, too.

But I wonder whether, if the wildly popular CBS television show C.S.I. had aired just a few years earlier than its premier in the year 2000, that verdict might not've been different.  I also haven't seen any poll taken today about OJ's guilt or innocence.  I suspect strongly that there wouldn't be such a distinct racial divide on this issue now.