“O.J.: Made in America”: Less about O.J., more about us

When I first heard that ESPN was releasing a five-part documentary about O.J. Simpson, my initial thought was: Why? Why, more than 20 years later, do we as Americans have such an insatiable appetite for this story? Why can’t we just move on? But then I watched an interview with Ezra Edelman, director of “O.J.: Made in America,” and learned this documentary was about far more than just the murder trial. In the interview, ESPN radio personality Ryen Russillo (who is a white man) admitted that he recalls being angry after O.J.’s verdict was read and celebration in the...

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