As producer Ofra Bikel explains in her interview with FRONTLINE, it was when she produced the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill story back in 1992 that she first realized black women don't necessarily agree with white women and black feminists don't necessarily agree with white feminists. White feminists looked at Anita Hill and asked, "How could she not speak out against Clarence Thomas?" Black women looked at Anita Hill and said, "How could she do this -- to a brother?"
So Bikel wanted to know what smart, professional, middle-class African American women, who are involved in their Los Angeles community, think about the O.J. trial 10 years later. She discovered they were very torn at the time -- between the victory of the black community and the failure of the domestic violence issue to play with the jury and public -- and they had some definite opinions about Marcia Clark and O.J. Simpson. The conversation took place in April 2005.