Thursday, June 17, 2010

I See OJ.....

It was 16 years ago today that the whole nation was riveted by the OJ car chase. Remember how they preempted the Knick-Rocket NBA Finals to show it? Anyway, the best think to come out of the network coverage was the greatest prank phone call ever made. Of course, it was made by a Howard Stern fan calling Peter Jennings. Given the magnitude-the whole nation was watching-the fact that this guy got through and was able to pull it off was amazing. The call revealed: (1) the TV networks could give a shit about the accuracy of their sources; (2) Peter Jennings was a empty suit. The prankster made the call because he was mad that they cut away from the NBA Finals. In a matter of moments, he convinced ABC to put him on the air. To this day, the prankster has never attempted another phony phone call. He rightfully determined that he could never top the call below:

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