The trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-cop charged in the death of George Floyd, will be televised live in its entirety by KMSP, the Fox O&O in Minneapolis, the first time in the history of Minnesota that cameras are being allowed to show the entire live proceedings of a criminal trial.
The network that O.J. Simpson made famous is returning for the trial in the death of George Floyd, but the feel and the stakes are very different. Above, Court TV’s Julia Jenae prepares to interview Maurice Hall, who was with George Floyd on the day he was killed.
Performing in front of an intimate, socially distanced crowd for a surprise Netflix special called 8:46 that dropped late Thursday night, the comedian celebrated the nationwide protests sparked from Floyd’s death in recent weeks while struggling to understand the reason behind his passing.
In an internal memo, ViacomCBS President of Entertainment and Youth Brands Chris McCarthy announced that all entertainment and youth brands and platforms will be going dark for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which marks the time in which George Floyd was killed. The time will not only serve as a tribute to Floyd but as a tribute to all those who have been victims of racism including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others.