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A look back at the real-life People v. O.J. Simpson trial

The popular FX TV show "The People v. O.J. Simpson" brought a decades old trial back into the spotlight. The drama follows the trial that captivated the nation, and the verdict that had Americans torn on whether or not former football star O.J. Simpson was guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Lyle Goldman, who were both found dead in Los Angeles the night of June 12, 1994. The trial began in 1994 and jurors found Simpson not guilty on Oct. 4, 1995. Though the show has remained fairly loyal to the facts, there are some inconsistencies.

CBS News was on the scene in 1994 and 1995, when the trial took place, and fans of the show can now revisit original reporting on what was called the "trial of the century." Click through to watch some of the most memorable moments of the Simpson trial.

Media circus

The O.J. Simpson murder trial garnered massive media coverage from around the world. On June 30, 1994, less than two weeks after the iconic slow-speed highway chase involving a white Ford Bronco, correspondent Sandra Hughes filed a report on the media circus.

Two more jurors dismissed

On June 5, 1995, correspondent Bill Whitaker reported that two more jurors were dismissed from the O.J. Simpson case. The decision left only two alternate jurors, after eight others had been dismissed previously. The move increased the chances of a mistrial.

Jury sees autopsy photos

Prosecutors showed the jury photos from the autopsy of Nicole Brown Simpson on June 7, 1995, and the coroner demonstrated how he thought the murder took place. Correspondent Bill Whitaker reported on how O.J. Simpson struggled to keep his emotions in check.

Simpson tries on the gloves

On June 16, 1995, a day after O.J. Simpson infamously struggled to put on the leather gloves used in the crime, correspondent Bill Whitaker reported on how the prosecution attempted to explain why the gloves may not have fit Simpson the previous day.

Simpson proclaims innocence

In an unusual move, O.J. Simpson stood in court and proclaimed his innocence to the judge. The jury was not present for his statement. As correspondent Bill Whitaker reported on September 22, 1995, the defense rested its case, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberations.

Simpson acquitted of murder

On October 3, 1995, the jury announced that it found O.J. Simpson not guilty in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Correspondent Sandra Hughes reported on the reaction from both sides.

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