CNN’s Kyra Phillips Has A Scoop 20 Years in The Making

By Christine Zosche 

The cable and broadcast news networks are ramping up coverage ahead of Thursday’s court hearing for O.J. Simpson. CNN’s Kyra Phillips has landed an interview that is 20 years in the making. In the mid-1980s, Laura Hart McKinny sat down for a series of conversations with LAPD officer Mark Fuhrman, who would go on to be a detective in the case of the 1995 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, for which Simpson was arrested, tried and acquitted. Those audiotapes were used at Simpson’s murder trial and supported his attorney’s claims Fuhrman was a racist. Phillips will sit down with Hart McKinny as she shares more of those tapes. (TVNewser)

Additionally, Fuhrman will help analyze the disgraced football player’s parole hearing for Fox News Channel Thursday. Fuhrman has served for some time as a forensics and crime scene expert for the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet. (Variety)

Fuhrman “will provide contributions and analysis” to the cable network’s coverage, Fox News Channel said on Monday. Geraldo Rivera will take on a similar role. (The Wrap)

ESPN will cover the hearing live, as part of its Outside The Lines program, with Jeremy Schaap hosting. Four members from the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners will consider parole for Simpson at the board offices in Carson City, Nev., with the proceedings set to begin Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. (USA Today)