NOW, O.J. SIMPSON THE PARIAH

AS HE BACKS OUT OF A TV INTERVIEW, SIMPSON FINDS THAT RESURRECTING HIS REPUTATION WILL NOT BE EASY

AFTER 16 MONTHS OF THE O.J. SIMPson Show, one might think TV viewers had finally had enough. But the news last week that Simpson would do his first post-trial interview--for an hour on NBC Wednesday night--sparked more frenzied anticipation than anything since ...well, since the announcement of the verdict in his double-murder trial one week earlier. This time, however, the suspense culminated in a gigantic letdown. On Wednesday morning, less than eight hours before he was scheduled to be questioned by Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric, Simpson canceled.

Simpson ultimately picked another forum to have his say, phoning the New York...

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