One of the key players in this real-life soap opera was Los Angeles Police Department detective Mark Fuhrman. Under oath, Mark denied ever having used the N-word, but tapes revealed that he was lying. The defense seized on this lie as part of their strategy to create enough doubt in the minds of the jurors about the evidence to lead to a not guilty verdict.
Oprah first interviewed Mark in 1997. Now, she'd like to have him as one of her Season 25 guests. "I wanted to talk to Mark Fuhrman again because it's fascinating to me how one single decision that a person makes can affect the rest of your life," she says. "So I wanted to be able to talk to Mark Fuhrman just to see all these years later what happened to his life."