Saturday, January 12, 2019
"Robert Blake": 2-hour courtroom doc about the Beretta actor's trials over a wife's mysterious 2001 death
On Friday, January 11, 2019, ABC 20-20 aired a two-hour special “Robert Blake”.
It starts of each hour by recalling the evening in L.A. in May 2001 when his wife was shot dead as he went back into a restaurant to retrieve a pistol he had left behind.
Then it interviews him extensively, about where his head was at. The second hour covers the not-guilty trial verdict and then the civil trial in 2005, whose verdict was appealed but not reversed.
Particularly interesting was Blake’s (“Beretta”) characterization of Hollywood as a world of hidden moblike chains of connection. The show characterizes the Internet as barely developed in 2001. That’s not really true. It was farther along, quite robust with search engines that could make amateurs famous.