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New TV movies mark O.J. Simpson trial anniversary

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In this June 21, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson holds up his hands before the jury after putting on a new pair of gloves similar to the infamous bloody gloves during his double-murder trial in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, Pool)

Lifetime Movie Network and A&E are heartily observing the 20th anniversary of the verdict in the “trial of the century” with two O.J. Simpson documentaries.

On Thursday, the sister networks announced that “The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story” will air on Sept. 30 on LMN, followed the next day by “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes” on A&E. Both are executive produced by Lawrence Schiller, co-author of “American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense.” who was close to Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian.

The network says “The Secret Tapes” offers new insight into how Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman on Oct. 3, 1995 by exposing “disturbing realities about O.J.’s thoughts, feelings and behavior before, during and after the trial.” It also includes an audio recording made by Simpson before the infamous Bronco freeway chase, as well as interviews with people involved in the case, including Kardashian and his ex-wfie Kris Kardashian Jenner. (Let’s just hope that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian don’t have any scenes.)

“The Hidden Tapes” takes viewers behind the scenes of Simpson’s civil trial, which in 1997 found him liable for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman. The show reveals what was on the plaintiff’s deposition tapes, which were in storage for almost two decades.

Simpson is serving a 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping.

FOODIE DOC

NBC Bay Area’s series “Bay Area Revelations” is serving up “A Culinary Journey” at 8 p.m. Sunday. Promoters say the one-hour film covers the birth of the Northern California food culture and reveals “untold stories” of chefs who have transformed the local, national and international food culture.

Among the personalities featured are Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters, Michael Mina, The Mandarin’s Cecilia Chiang, critic Narsai David, Manresa’s David Kinch, Boulevard’s Nancy Oakes, food historian Erica J. Peters and Boudin bakery owner Lou Giraudo. Yum!

QUICK TAKES

Jerry Seinfeld and his family saw their lemonade stand in East Hampton, N.Y., shut down by police after a complaint was called in, because the town doesn’t allow peddling. … Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, joining the upcoming cast of “Dancing With the Stars,” mark the first time a married couple will compete on the show.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Quvenzhane Wallis is 12. … Actor Armie Hammer is 29. … Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 29. … Country singer Leann Rimes is 33. …Actor-singer Jack Black is 46. … Actor Jason Priestley is 46. … Country singer Shania Twain is 50. … Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 54. … Actor Daniel Stern is 58. … Actress Barbara Bach is 69.

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