1:49pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Esquire Sets All-Day O.J. Simpson Trial Marathon
Esquire is the latest network to jump on the O.J. Simpson bandwagon.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable channel will revisit the high-profile murder case with The Real O.J. Simpson Trial, a 12-hour special set to air on Sunday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT. The broadcast marathon will recap the events of the 1995 murder trial, from the opening arguments to the final verdict, using archival footage.
The criminal case recently came back into the cultural conversation thanks to FX's buzzy miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which is set to air its finale two days later on April 5.
Here's a detailed schedule of Esquire's all-day special:
9 a.m.-10 a.m.: “The Kickoff" — Opening statements by prosecutors Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden and “Dream Team” defense lead Johnnie Cochran.
10 a.m.-11 a.m.: “Dead-Ball, Foul Play" — Opening statements continue and new witnesses not disclosed by the defense allow state prosecutor Clark an additional opening statement.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: “The F Word" — Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman testifies.
12 p.m.-1 p.m.: “I Plead The Fifth” — Defense witnesses testify. Fuhrman makes a stunning return. F. Lee Bailey enthralls the media.
1 p.m.-2 p.m.: “Take Care of the Hands That Take Care of You" — A particular pair of gloves holds the courtroom’s attention.
2 p.m.-3 p.m.: “Is Kato Your Middle Name?" — Struggling actor and Simpson guest-house occupant Brian “Kato” Kaelin begins a multi-day appearance.
3 p.m.-4 p.m.: “Never Live With Someone That Won the Heisman” — Testimony continues with Kaelin.
4 p.m.-5 p.m : “Did We Just Have an Earthquake: Thumps on the Wall” — Kaelin wraps up his time on the stand, then faces the waiting media.
5 p.m.-6 p.m.: “Running Back" — Closing arguments by prosecutors Clark and Darden, defense team's Cochran and Barry Scheck.
6 p.m.-7 p.m.: "Milking the Clock" — Closing arguments by prosecutors Clark and Darden, defense team's Cochran and Scheck.
7 p.m.-8 p.m.: "Play to the Whistle" — Closing arguments continue. Rebuttals by the prosecution.
8 p.m.-9 p.m.: “If It Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit" — Closing arguments, rebuttal and the verdict of the Trial of the Century.