TV viewers might feel like it’s 1995 all over again on Thursday, when O.J. Simpson is set to dominate the news cycle once more with wall-to-wall coverage of his parole hearing in Carson City, Nevada.
How can TheWrap readers watch the whole thing unfold live? Well, you’ve got a myriad of options. For starters, check the live stream at the top of this post, which will be active when it’s “go”-time at 1 p.m. ET.
If that alone doesn’t satisfy your thirst for the Juice, then perhaps extended coverage across broadcast and cable will! Check out the coverage plans for specific networks below.
The “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie will kick off the day speaking exclusively with Chris Darden, an attorney and prosecutor from the 1995 O.J. Simpson “Trial of the Century.” Darden will also contribute to NBC News’ coverage throughout the day, when “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt takes the reins beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
ABC News will air a special report on the parole hearing beginning at 1 p.m. ET anchored by George Stephanopoulos with correspondent Matt Gutman reporting from Nevada. Chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and correspondent Deborah Roberts will provide additional insight. Brad Mielke will anchor the network’s multi-camera live stream and the Simpson story will also be prominently featured on “World News Tonight with David Muir” and “Nightline.”
CBS News will air a special report of Simpson’s testimony and the decision live on its broadcast network. Extended live coverage of the hearing will be streamed live on CBS News’ digital platforms, including CBSN, the 24/7 streaming news service. CBS News Correspondent John Blackstone will report from Lovelock Correctional Facility and CBS News Legal Analyst Rikki Klieman will contribute to the coverage.
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel will cover the hearing live throughout the day with correspondents Claudia Cowan, Jonathan Hunt and Dan Springer offering updates. Geraldo Rivera and FNC contributor and Mark Fuhrman — yes, that Mark Fuhrman — will provide additional analysis. That’s not a joke, that’s really happening.
CNN will cover the hearing and press conferences throughout the day with Jean Casarez, Sara Sidner and Paul Vercammen reporting. Jeffrey Toobin, Danny Cevallos, Paul Callan, Mark Geragos and Areva Martin will provide the analysis. The network also has a special planned for Friday at 10 p.m. ET, “After O.J.: The Fuhrman Tapes Revealed,” in which correspondent Kyra Phillips reveals never-before-heard excerpts from the tapes that rocked the original trial.
Again, that’s the n-word-toting Fuhrman hired by Fox News to analyze this very parole hearing.
Chief legal correspondent Ari Melber and NBC News senior investigative and legal correspondent Cynthia McFadden will anchor special coverage of the hearing. On Saturday, Melber will examine Simpson’s life after his acquittal in the famous double murder trial, including interviews with key business partners, friends, fellow inmates and rarely heard audio recordings from Simpson himself.
“Outside the Lines” will air a 90-minute special at 1 p.m. ET, featuring live coverage and anchored by Jeremy Schaap. ABC legal analyst Ryan Smith and TheUndefeated’s Jason Reid will join Schaap in Bristol while Mark Schwarz reports from Simpson’s prison. Shelley Smith will be live at the hearing.
Hannah Storm will anchor a special edition of “SportsCenter” at 7 p.m. ET, which will be dedicated to the day’s Simpson proceedings.
CNN’s sister station is all-in on the Simpson drama, with around-the-clock coverage led by “Primetime Justice” host Ashleigh Banfield. She’ll anchor the network’s coverage of the hearing from 12:45 p.m. through 5 p.m., returning later to discuss the verdict on “Primetime Justice” at 8 p.m. ET.