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The trial that changed our culture

EPSN legal analyst Roger Cossack writes how the O.J. trial changed our culture.

Updated: June 11, 2004, 11:50 AM ET
By Roger Cossack | Special to Page 2

It combined race, sex, lifestyle, whodunnit, celebrities and pop culture. It made previously unknown prosecutors household names, and an aging beach boy/wannabe actor America's houseguest. Defense lawyers became celebrities, signing autographs at Rolling Stones concerts and boxing matches. The judge became a staple of New York Times crossword puzzles. After all, how many three letter words have an I, a T and an O. It was the perfect storm, and in its wake it created a new partnership between ...

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