Relive 'one of the wildest days' in L.A. history

ESPN tonight airs June 17, 1994, a 30 for 30 documentary by Brett Morgen on the day O.J. Simpson went fugitive in his friend's white Ford Bronco. There was a lot going on in sports that day — the NBA Finals, the opening ceremonies for the World Cup, the Stanley Cup parade in New York — but here in Los Angeles it was absolute madness. The frenzy began when LAPD spokesman David Gascon announced that, rather than surrender as promised to face charges that he killed Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, O.J. Simpson had fled and the LAPD was actively searching for him. The scene in the Los Angeles Times newsroom as Simpson was spotted on the freeway, then began heading for home on Rockingham Drive — as drivers on the 405 got out of their cars to cheer for him — was the craziest I ever saw there. Phil Wallace at Native Intelligence talks to Morgen and calls it "one of the wildest days in the history of this city." The doc airs at 7 p.m. Pacific time. The trailer is above.

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