NBC's link for Richie's testimony is here.
I personally feel that the screenplay did not need another suicide attempt. I think that could have been skipped. It would be stronger if Richie were barraged by the press and he simply stayed above it.
(Note: NBC spell's the character's name as "Ritchie" but imdb spells it "Richie".)
Update: April 11
There is a real-life "Slap" incident in a convenience store in Bakersfield, CA, local TV video here.