[3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence!


As Allard K. Lowenstein continues his investigation into Senator Robert F. Kennedy's murder, he enlists the help of Paul Schrade, one of the surviving shooting victims in the case. Together, they force a reexamination of the evidence collected by the LAPD in an effort to determine, once and for all, if more than one gun was firing in the kitchen pantry.
Episode Extras

Paul Schrade and the press

Paul Schrade fields questions from the press in his room at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles June 10, 1968, where he's recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. (AP)

The center divider

The photograph that Allard Lowenstein showed Paul Schrade, depicting two potential bullet holes circled by the LAPD.

On the offensive

Paul Schrade and Allard Lowenstein hold one of many press conferences in their effort to get answers from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Vincent Bugliosi

Attorney Vincent Bugliosi, pictured here during the trial of Charles Manson, became an outspoken advocate of the effort to reexamine evidence in the Robert Kennedy assassination. (AP File)

Confidential Addenda

This brief memo was found in the LAPD's files on the Robert Kennedy assassination after their release in 1988. The highlighted section reads, "The information has not been revealed prior to this report and may conflict with previous

Allard Lowenstein’s gravesite

Lowenstein's gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery. His epitaph reads: "If a single man plant himself on his convictions and there abide, the huge world will come round to him." It's the same Ralph Waldo Emerson quote Bobby Kennedy

Episode Credits

Crimetown is Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling. 
The RFK Tapes
is made in partnership with Cadence 13.

The show is produced by Jesse Rudoy, Bill Klaber, Ula Kulpa and Ryan Murdock. Our senior producer is Austin Mitchell. Editing by Marc Smerling. Fact checking by James Williamson.
This episode was mixed and sound designed by Robin Shore. Music by Kenny Kusiak. Additional music by John Kusiak. Our title track is Maria Tambien by Khruangbin. Music supervision by Josh Kessler and Dylan Bostick at Heavy Duty Projects.  

Archival footage courtesy of the University of North Carolina, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and the Hoover Institution. Archival research by Brennan Rees. 
Production assistance by Kevin Shepherd. Our website is designed by Curt Courtenay.

Very special thanks to Kate, Jenny, and the entire Lowenstein family.
Thanks Jean Klaber, Emily Wiedemann, Greencard Pictures, Alessandro Santoro, Judith Farrar, Aaron Smithers, Paul Schrade, David Mendelsohn, and the team at Cadence 13.

For more information on the Robert Kennedy murder, pick up a copy of Bill’s book, Shadow Play, from St. Martin’s Press. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @theRFKtapes. If you like the show, leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps others find out about show.

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