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Simpson might not be the only one on TV on Thursday

Someone I met recently at a neighborhood party asked me if I was going to be on any media programs in connection with Simpson’s parole hearing on Thursday.

Not only had no one contacted me about such a possibility, I hadn’t thought about reaching out to anyone in the media. I hadn’t even arranged my schedule so I could watch it (ESPN is reportedly going to televise it, and other networks might follow suit).

That changed this evening. The news director of a TV station in a city nearly 200 miles away called and invited me to participate in a segment on Thursday to discuss the trial (the 1995 murder trial in which he was acquitted, not the 2008 robbery/kidnap trial that resulted in conviction and Simpson’s imprisonment) and my book.

The caller was gracious and offered to pay travel expenses. I appreciated that, but declined. It’s a matter of time, not the gas to get there. As an alternative, we’re going to talk tomorrow to arrange a FaceTime session during the day on Thursday.

It should be interesting — or at least I sure hope it will be.

 

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Simpson Rising From Ashes to Reality TV?

Headlines like this —

O.J. Simpson could be on reality TV following release from prison

— are popping up all over the place.

Yet, his first parole hearing isn’t until October, and there’s no guarantee he’ll be released. I wonder if he will be released. If so, he will, no doubt, be signed onto this

Will his celebrity trump (yes, deliberate word choice) the pariah status he achieved after being acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman?