Ezra Edelman, Marcia Clark & Carl E. Douglas on "O.J.: Made in America"
ESPN Films’ most ambitious project to date, the 7 ½ hour epic documentary “O.J. Made In America,” which debuted to critical acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Peabody and Emmy-winner Ezra Edelman (Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, Cutie and the Boxer), the film examines the history of race over the last several decades through the lens of OJ Simpson’s rise and fall. It is perhaps the defining cultural tale of 20th-century America, one that centers around two of our country’s greatest fixations: race and celebrity. The film explores these themes in tracing a personal journey, from how Orenthal James Simpson first became a football star, to 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 crime.