620 WTMJ's Jeff Wagner will chat with the prosecutor of the "trial of the century" in September.
There’s a new hot ticket in town, hotter even than Summerfest or the Packers: lawyers.
You read that right. The Pabst Theater will host an evening of conversation with Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case, on September 24. The show will be moderated by 620 WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner, who spent nearly a decade working for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s office. Their chat will focus on Clark’s experiences with “the trial of the century,” as well as her career as an author following her resignation from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
Interest in Clark and the Simpson case has resurfaced in 2016 thanks to the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which Clark was portrayed by Sarah Paulson (a performance Clark praised). ESPN will debut a five-part 30 for 30 documentary titled O.J.: Made in America this Saturday on ABC, with the four subsequent parts airing next week on ESPN. Clark also recently released Blood Defense, her fifth legal thriller.
The show comes on the heels of another evening of conversation featuring two high-profile lawyers. This past March, the Riverside hosted Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, the defense lawyers for Steven Avery’s murder trial that was the subject of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Strang was profiled in last month’s cover story which detailed his life, career, and newfound celebrity status.