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How Oprah Captured a Nation Divided by the O.J. Simpson Verdict

Aired on 10/03/1995 | CC tv-pg
It was a tense day on The Oprah Show as a live studio audience awaited the verdict in the "Trial of the Century." Had football star O.J. Simpson murdered his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a waiter, Ronald Lyle Goldman? The audience's opinion was decidedly mixed, mostly along racial lines, and Oprah was there to capture their raw emotions that spoke volumes about where we stood as a nation when it came to race.

Original airdate: October 3, 1995

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