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'The People v. O.J. Simpson' on FX focuses on the lawyers and the lawyering

'The People v. O.J. Simpson' on FX focuses on the lawyers and the lawyering

To inaugurate his latest anthology series, "American Crime Story," Ryan Murphy ("American Horror Story," "Glee") has chosen to make a miniseries about the O.J. Simpson trial — that is, the first O.J. Simpson Trial, when the former football star was charged in the killings of his wife, Nicole, and her friend Ron Goldman. Cuba Gooding Jr., who played presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson in a biopic and a conceited football player in "Jerry Maguire," which won him an Oscar, takes the title role in "The People v. O.J. Simpson," with John Travolta and Courtney B. Vance as his lawyers Robert Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran, respectively....

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