An anthology series that focuses on some of the biggest true crime stories ever. THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY is a look at the Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers.
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The prosecution and defense make their closing statements, the jurors deliberate, and the verdict comes down.
Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible.
Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.
Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.
As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.
As the trial begins, Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene.
Johnnie Cochran brings an energy that transforms the case.
Marcia Clark announces that O.J. has been charged. Robert Shapiro seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together The Dream Team, he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran.
With O.J. Simpson missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian deal with the fallout, as the D.A.s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him.