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Playwright examines America's racial fabric via O.J. trial

Clip: 06/23/2016 | 4m

Playwright David McMillan vividly remembers the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted, because it created a national atmosphere in which racial assumptions were challenged. The debate over the court’s decision forced Americans to see their country for what it was, rather than what they believed it to be. McMillan offers his Brief But Spectacular take on why the Simpson verdict still matters today.

Aired: 06/23/16

Rating: NR

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