'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' Recap: Prosecutors Debate Whether to Let O.J. Try on Gloves

March 16, 2016 4:44 AM

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You can cut the sexual tension with a ... uh, never mind! Although Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) used the opening scene to declare to the press that he respected the LAPD in spite of “a few bad apples,” there was no real peace made between any of the opposing parties throughout the rest of the Tuesday, March 15, episode, titled “Conspiracy Theories.” Much like his declaration, every move made by the prosecution and defense in the O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) murder trial was a very calculated, strategic move.

As the super-public trial wore on, the audience got to see how professors at Harvard Law were using it to teach their courses. One professor applauded lead defense attorney Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) for strategically using entertainment to draw viewers in. He explained that the world was b...

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