Where to Watch the O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Live on Thursday
O.J. Simpson is set to appear before a Nevada Parole Board on Thursday to determine if he will be set free from prison for robbery and kidnapping charges. He has been incarcerated at the Lovelock Correctional Facility since 2008, where he has been serving a sentence of nine to 33 years.
Simpson is now 70 years old, and will appear before the four members of the board via video conference. If he is paroled, he could be out of jail as early as October 1. He previously won parole in 2013, but has remained incarcerated due to six weapons related counts.
ESPN TV will air the entire parole hearing live, beginning at noon CST. during a special 'Outside the Lines' segment. Jeremy Schaap, ABC legal analyst Ryan Smith, and Jason Reid of TheUndefeated.com will host in the network's studios, and Mark Schwarz and Shelley Smith will broadcast live from Nevada. Hannah Storm will also be hosting a special edition of 'Sports Center' later in the day.
NBC News will have an exclusive interview with Christopher Darden, who was a Deputy District Attorney during the trial, on the 'Today' Show. And Darden will also provide commentary throughout the remainder of the day during NBC's coverage. Savannah Guthrie and Lester Holt will host the NBC Special report live beginning at noon CST. Cynthia McFadden and Joe Fryer will also broadcast live from New York, and Nevada respectively.