On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the Podcast’s John Howard and Tim Foster are joined by Steve Swatt, a veteran political analyst and former news reporter who, at the age of 23, covered RFK’s murder and the trial of the assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, for United Press International.
Swatt shares memories of the intense days following the assassination and the three-month trial that ended in a guilty verdict.
During a 25-year journalism career — mostly as a political reporter — Steve worked for the San Francisco Examiner, UPI in Los Angeles and KCRA-TV in Sacramento. He is the lead author of Game Changers:Twelve Elections That Transformed California, which won the California Historical Society book award. He also is the lead author of the forthcoming book, Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California.