O.J. on the Run. On a Friday night in June, two-thirds of the nation's TV households tuned in to the oddest car chase in TV history: O.J. Simpson's slow-speed flight along the Los Angeles freeways, ending with his surrender in the driveway of his Brentwood home. The courtroom drama that followed has grown increasingly tedious (anybody know what Judge Ito's right profile looks like?). But that evening-long episode of The Fugitive, with play-by-play from Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw and seemingly every local newscaster in Los Angeles, was the daffiest media spectacle of the year.
Liddy, Magruder, Dean...