*Another cable channel is about to cash in on the current fascination with the O.J. Simpson trial, thanks to the popularity of FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
The Esquire channel will run an all-day marathon of actual courtroom footage in “The Real O.J. Simpson Trial,” a 12-hour special set to air on Sunday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The broadcast will recap the events of the 1995 murder trial, from the opening arguments to the final verdict, using archival footage, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Brad Simpson, an executive producer on “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” says the trial showed how race pervades the criminal justice system, and that nothing has changed in the two decades since.
Here’s the schedule of Esquire’s all-day special:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: “The Kickoff”- Opening Statements by prosecutors Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden and “Dream Team” defense lead, Johnnie Cochran.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: “Dead-Ball, Foul Play”- Opening Statements continue and new witnesses not disclosed by the defense allow state prosecutor Marcia Clark an additional opening statement.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: “The F Word” Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman testifies.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: “I Plead The Fifth” Defense witnesses testify. Fuhrman makes a stunning return. F.Lee Bailey enthralls the media.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: “Take Care of The Hands That Take Care Of You” A particular pair of gloves holds the courtroom’s attention.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: “Is Kato Your Middle Name?” Struggling actor and Simpson guest-house occupant, Brian “Kato” Kaelin begins a multi-day appearance.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: “Never Live With Someone That Won The Heisman” Testimony continues with Brian “Kato” Kaelin.
4 p.m. – 5 p.m : “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.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: “Running Back” Closing arguments by prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, defense team Johnnie Cochran and Barry Scheck.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: “Milking the Clock” Closing arguments by prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, defense team Johnnie Cochran and Barry Scheck.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: “Play To The Whistle” Closing arguments continue. Rebuttals by the prosecution.
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “If It Don’t Fit, You Must Acquit” Closing arguments, rebuttal and the verdict of the trial of the century.