The media circus surrounding the O.J. trial was our first taste of the future of television, Mark says. "There was this unintentional converging of technology, reality TV, bored people, all these crime shows on TV," he says. "And they realize, man, they're going to make a lot of money and they don't have to pay for actors."
Since the 1995 O.J. trial, Mark says, murders—whether they're fictionalized drama or real-life human interest stories—have become entertainment. He explores how investigative journalism has given way to sensationalism and financial profit in his book The Murder Business
Mark shares his opinions of the people who supported O.J. in 1995.
Published on October 11, 2010