Fox’s announcement earlier this month that it would be airing its 2006 O.J. Simpson interview for the first time in 12 years caused a strong reaction online, and now the broadcast network has debuted the first-look footage from the controversial sit-down.
Book editor and publisher Judith Regan interviewed Simpson in 2006 for a book she was working on with Harper Collins titled “If I Did It.” The interview featured Simpson giving “a shocking hypothetical account” of the night that his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered. Fox canceled the special after it was revealed Simpson received a $3.5 million paycheck for the sit-down. While the book was later released, the special has never aired until now.
The 2006 intervene will air as part of a two-hour special called “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” The program will hosted by Soledad O’Brien and feature a panel of analysts giving context to the interview.
The two-hour special will air Sunday, March 11 at 8pm ET. Watch the first footage below.