Outside the Lines to Air 90-Minute Special Surrounding O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing

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Outside the Lines to Air 90-Minute Special Surrounding O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing

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Special Edition of SportsCenter with Hannah Storm Will Recap the Day

Outside the Lines will air a 90-minute special on Thursday (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET) featuring live coverage of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing in Carson City, Nev. Jeremy Schaap anchors from Bristol, Conn., and will be joined in Studio Z by OTL and ABC legal analyst Ryan Smith and TheUndefeated.com’s Jason Reid. Reporters Mark Schwarz – in Lovelock, Nev., where Simpson is imprisoned – and Shelley Smith, at the hearing site, set the scene throughout the morning on SportsCenter and during the OTL special.

“The fascination with the life of this former football star, famous actor, and felon – has not waned in half a century,” said Craig Bengtson, Vice President and Director of News. “We need to see how the final chapters in the story of O.J. Simpson play out.”

A decision from the parole board is expected on the day of the hearing and OTL’s planned segments include Schaap’s historical look at Simpson; ESPN.com business reporter Darren Rovell’s examination of Simpson’s financial and business situations; and several other guests still to be determined.

In addition to the 90-minute Outside the Lines, Hannah Storm will anchor a special edition of SportsCenter dedicated to the day’s Simpson proceedings (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Further details on Simpson hearing from the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners website.

NOTE: OTL’s Bob Ley is on vacation this week.


Molly Mita

I am a proud member of the ESPN communications team that is responsible for building publicity for award winning brands including SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. I have spent my last few years working in the NFL at The Detroit Lions and The Baltimore Ravens before heading to NBCUniversal. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work at some of the best organizations in the world but I am most excited for my journey here ESPN.
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