Trials & Error
What has often been referred to as the “trial of the century”—the O.J. Simpson case—took place nearly two decades prior to the Trials & Error discussion of the memorable case. Our audience was quickly disabused of the platitude “time heals all wounds;” powerful emotions, even rancor, continue to surround this endlessly fascinating case. Our guests were former prosecutor Christopher Darden, “Dream Team” defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, Good Morning America legal analyst Dan Abrams, and Fred and Kim Goldman, the father and sister of murder victim Ronald Goldman. Not surprisingly, the stage sizzled with conflicts about the verdict, the media’s coverage of the case, and, of course, the police conduct and racial divisions that marked the beginning of the trial and still managed to captivate and confound our audience.
The series presents the great trials of the recent past and those that are of our present moment, offering candid discussions with the lawyers who participated in the trials and the journalists who covered them. With court cases providing a new form of entertainment across America, Trials & Error focuses on high-profile epic trials that captured the public imagination, exposed the human drama of coming before the law, and were tried not just in the courtroom, but in the media and the court of public opinion.