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FX series on O.J. Simpson trial revisits controversial case




Defendant O.J. Simpson (C) cheers while standing with his attorneys F. Lee Bailey (L) and Johnnie Cochan Jr (R), after hearing the not guilty verdict in his criminal murder trial, Los Angeles, California on October 3, 1995.
Defendant O.J. Simpson (C) cheers while standing with his attorneys F. Lee Bailey (L) and Johnnie Cochan Jr (R), after hearing the not guilty verdict in his criminal murder trial, Los Angeles, California on October 3, 1995.
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The glove. The white Bronco. The chase on the 405. Tuesday night marks the premiere of the People V. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story on the FX network.

The 10-episode series is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life and stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and David Schwimmer in a dramatic retelling of one of the most famous trials in US history.

"When 20 years later people pick and choose what they want to present, which actors they want to use, in some ways that's trying to rewrite history," said Laurie Levenson, professor at Loyola Law School.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story