This Vintage Interview With Kris And Caitlyn Jenner Before The O.J. Simpson Verdict Is Incredibly Surreal

"Two people were brutally murdered here ... somebody has to pay for that for a long time."
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With Tuesday night's premiere of "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson," we prepare to look back at a crime that captivated America as everyone watched "the trial of the century" unfold on their television screens for nearly a year.

In the hours before the series attempts to recreate a more than 20-year-old crime saga, we recognize that the trial not only changed media patterns and news cycles, but in many ways is largely responsible for some of the biggest players in the current pop culture landscape -- the Kardashians.

It's still strange to think that a little over a decade before the Kardashian name would come to be associated with reality TV, big butts and celebrity sex tapes, it was tied to the most-publicized trial in history. Robert Kardashian defended Simpson alongside Johnnie Cochran and several other lawyers, while his ex-wife and Nicole Brown Simpson's close friend, Kris Jenner, sat in the court room with then-husband Bruce Jenner (who now goes by Caitlyn) praying for a conviction.


With all that in mind, the show's premiere makes it as good a time as any to watch the Jenners open up about the trial in an interview a week before the jury would read their verdict on Oct. 3, 1995. They were still hoping they would "see justice" in this case:

"American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson" premieres on Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. EST on FX.

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