Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about two television series produced this year on the O. J. Simpson murder case--the drama The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and the documentary mini-series O.J.: Made in America. Jan and Mike take up the question of why this was considered the "trial of the century." They also explain how the documentary mini-series was so effective in bringing the social history of racism, policing, and sports heroes into the analysis of the O. J. Simpson case. Denise joins them, and Jan mentions a book co-edited by Toni Morrison, Birth of a Nation’hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case.