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All Eyes On O.J.

The state of Nevada on Thursday granted parole to former pro football player O.J. Simpson. He'll go free later this year after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for felony armed robbery and kidnapping. But the case Simpson was convicted for isn't the case that comes to mind when you hear his name. More than 20 years after Simpson was acquitted for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, America still struggles with the intersection of race, fame and justice. How far have we come since then? And where are we headed? Joining us to discuss it are Roger Cossack, visiting professor at Pepperdine Law School and a former analyst for ESPN, Paul Butler, professor at Georgetown University Law Center, former federal prosecutor and author of the book "Chokehold: Policing Black Men," and Karen Grigsby Bates, correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team that covers race and identity.

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