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The People v OJ Simpson: to win the argument, tell a story

The writers of the dramatisation take artistic license—but bring subtlety to the issue of race

By Sameer Rahim  

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, as members of his defense team, F. Lee Bailey, left, and Johnnie Cochran Jr., right, look on, in court in Los Angeles. Detectives are investigating a knife purportedly found some time ago at the former home of O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 1994 stabbings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, Neiman said Friday. (Myung J. Chun/Daily News via AP, Pool) MYUNG J. CHUN/AP/Press Association Images

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