The 2-hour episode of “Dateline” (NBC) on Wednesday June 11, 2014 was called, “The People Versus O.J. Simpson” (9-11 p.m.). It was the 20th anniversary of the brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ronald Goldman. The final ratings are in & it garnered 6.28 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.4 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic.
“Dateline” news reporter/journalist Josh Mankiewicz uncovered stories & evidence that was not revealed 20 years ago. It includes the recorded tapes where O.J., was interviewed by police right after the murders. He knew he was a suspect & had a sliced fore-finger. Detectives said O.J., was very narcissistic & controlling.
95 million TV viewers watched the “white bronco” being chased by police in Los Angeles. NBC obtained the phone call between O.J. & police detective Tom Lang that was never released. Simpson was in the back seat holding a gun to his head. Lang tried to talk him out of pulling the trigger on that gun. O.J., sounded like a desperate man who kept apologizing.
Kato Kaelin was a guest in the bungalow inside the Simpson home. He told “Dateline” that O.J., wanted him to provide an alibi after the murders. They both went to “McDonald's” to eat on the night of the murders.
Kris Jenner is the ex-wife of Robert Kardashian who was O.J's attorney at the time. Nicole & Kris were best friends. A few weeks before Nicole's death. She told Kris that O.J., was going to kill her & get away with it. The prosecution didn't put Kris on the witness stand.
Jill Shively claimed that she saw O.J., right after the murders. Marcia Clark was later furious with Jill for selling her story to the news program “Hard Copy.” Jill was not put on the witness stand.
News commentator, Bob Costas went to see O.J., after he was arrested. He told Bob that he wasn't that stupid to leave those bloody gloves behind. Bob only replied that O.J., could tell his story in court.
Marcia Clark & Christopher Darden denied NBC interviews for this story. As the prosecuting attorney's, they felt that O.J's blood evidence was “enough” to convict him of both murders. Detective Tom Lang was frustrated because all the evidence was not used in that trial. The jurors didn't even discuss the blood evidence when they convened behind closed doors.
The 2-hour “Dateline” episode will not repeat nor stream online at the official NBC website. Josh Mankiewicz interviewed more witnesses & revealed O.J's video depositions in the civil trial not seen by the public.