Fox will air a two-hour special featuring a previously unaired interview with O.J. Simpson from 2006 in which the former football star directly addresses the night his ex-wife and her friend were murdered.
In the newly unearthed interview, Simpson gives what is described as “a detailed – and disturbing – description of what might have happened on that fateful night of June 12, 1994.”
Publisher and producer Judith Regan conducted the interview in connection with the release of Simpson’s book “If I Did It.” The tapes (owned by Harper Collins) were recently discovered on the Fox lot and are airing with the permission of the victims’ families.
“O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” will air as a two-hour special on Sunday, March 11. Soledad O’Brien will serve as host, joined by a panel of analysts to discuss the interview. Terence Wrong is executive producer.
Simpson was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman in a 1995 trial that dominated the news cycle at the time and has since been retold and re-exmined countless times, including the first season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series “American Crimes Story.”
Simpson was released on parole last month after facing charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon related to a 2007 standoff in Las Vegas.