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