× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Sirhan Trial / Diary / Guilty Plea #3982

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Sirhan Sirhan's diary contents made known, despite protest.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Los Angeles, California) Sirhan wrote in diary of determination to kill Senator Robert F. Kennedy; also wrote of killing Ambassador Goldberg. Sirhan has to be restrained from protesting diary's reading. Judge Herbert Walker rules all but 1 page of diary can be read. Assistant District Attorney Lynn Compton says public should know what's in diary. [COMPTON - thinks public should know what motivated this man.] Sirhan later says he wants to plead guilty to RFK's murder. Defense Attorney Grant Cooper says Sirhan blew his top and defense is not going to let him do it. Trial recessed.
REPORTER: John Davenport Artist: Bill Lignante

Davenport, John;
Reynolds, Frank

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.