He was the first Kardashian, the original, the one who got the name out there more than a decade before a... excuse the expression... “sex tape”... and reality television series turned it into a brand! Robert Kardashian became a household name after his pal OJ Simpson was charged in a double murder, and a television special is about to expose what he really did to save OJ!
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson, which premieres Monday, June 13 at 9 pm ET/PT on Reelz, is the latest headline-grabbing television event from our pals at P&L Media, the folks who brought you El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle In The Jungle, the one that Oliver Stone is still tearing out his hair over.
Included are interviews with victim Ron Goldman's sister Kim, Jeffrey Felix, a former correctional officer who befriended O.J. Simpson when he worked in the prison where Simpson is behind bars, Associated Press reporter Michael Fleeman, who covered the trial, and attorney Carl Douglas, a member of the Simpson “Dream Team” defense team under Johnnie Cochran, and many more.
And even more explosively, this show tells how tells the story behind the footage of Robert Kardashian handling and slipping away with the infamous Louis Vuitton garment bag in plain sight of TV news crews and investigators -- and the person telling it is the news producer who caught him!
Burt Kearns, who’s an executive producer of the show along with P&L’s Peter Brennan and Lisa Lew, told us the story in his book, Tabloid Baby, and now, for the first time ever, takes us step-by-step through the video and tells how he broke the story four weeks after the murders.
Compelling stuff! Kearns, Brennan and Lew were all on the same news team all those years ago, leading Simpson case coverage with the show Premier Story. And a lot of the adventures of the Premier Story gang, headed by host Alison Holloway, are resurrected, including the work of “Hi-8 Joe” Guidry, who with his home video camera literally revolutionized the way news is covered on television. Marcia Clark, Johnnie Cochran-- even Tupac Shakur and TMZ’s Harvey Levin show up in his viewfinder.
And you won’t believe where Joe Guidry wound up years later!
This is a winner, pals. It’s not one of those big cinematic HBO or Netflix epics that take years to make. This is fast-breaking, up-to-the-minute, butt-kicking nonfiction news!
Take it from me, Sam Peters (whose subsidiary, in the interest of full disclosure, is helping with the publicity): Don’t miss it!
Set your DVR!
You’ll find yourself asking: “Where’s The Bag, Mr, Kardashian?”
And I’ll see you after the show... on the town!