In a key moment in the trial, O.J. Simpson appears to struggle to put on one of the gloves recovered from the crime scene, claiming "They don't fit" which would lead Johnnie Cochran to famously quip in closing arguments "`If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.''
In January of 1995, the crime of the century gave way to the trial of the century. It would be like nothing before it, nor anything that's come since, and reshape the landscape of the media, and, truly, American culture along the way. Over the better part of ten months, there would be dozens of dramatic twists and turns, revelations and surprises, accusations and betrayals. The recollections of so many of the case's protagonists make for section after section of riveting film, all bringing back to life a trial that somehow evolved into a phenomenon that left the brutal murders of two people deep in forgotten shadows.
Directed and produced by Emmy-award winner Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made In America is a five-part, two-hour episode mini-series that explores themes of race and celebrity, while tracing the personal journey of Orenthal James Simpson. O.J.: Made In America covers how he became a prolific NFL legend and why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife and his subsequent acquittal, and why he is now sitting in jail 20 years later for another criminal charge.