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The 25 Most Memorable Moments in TV History

10. The O.J. Simpson Chase (1994)

On a June night in 1995, nearly 95 million viewers tuned in to watch the weirdest goddamn car chase in history. It wasn’t really a chase: a fleet of LAPD cruisers followed a white Bronco ever-so-slowly down Interstate 5. Inside was former football star O.J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman had been killed three days earlier; charged with the double murder, Simpson was to turn himself in earlier that day. He didn’t. Instead, he left a bizarre note with his friend Robert Kardashian (yes, of those Kardashians), insisting that he “had nothing to do with Nicole’s murder” but warning the public, “Don’t feel sorry for me. I’ve had a great life.” Convinced it was a suicide note, with word that Simpson had a gun in the car, the police merely followed him back to his Brentwood home — as did seven news choppers and an increasingly curious public. The case would captivate the nation for the next year, well after Simpson was found not guilty of the crimes in October 1995. (The clip above is from June 17th, 1994, the tremendous documentary on that day in sports, which you can watch on Netflix.)