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How The O.J. Simpson Saga Changed The News08:28

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Today, a 24-hour news cycle that obsesses over every detail of a story is commonplace. But the spark began 20 years ago, with a car chase that captured America’s imagination.

The trial of O.J. Simpson was a celebrity media saga before the days of social media and reality television, and significantly influenced the media landscape.

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks to Here & Now's Robin Young about how the O.J. Simpson trial changed cable television, the justice system and how Americans watch the news.


This segment aired on June 17, 2014.

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