August 10, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

SPECIAL EDITION: “SON OF SAM”:  40 YEARS LATER

Geraldo Rivera takes us down the gritty streets in search of a serial killer. Retired NYPD detective Bill Clark was a young detective, at the time, assigned to the team investigating the murders.  He brings us inside the case. Carl Denaro, one of David Berkowitz’s victims, recalls the night he was shot. Legendary PIX reporter Marvin Scott on the vibe that permeated every newsroom in New York at the time.

 

TRANSCRIPT

> TONIGHT, A SPECIAL EDITION OF 'METRO FOCUS.'

THE SON OF SAMS AND THE.44 CALIBER KILLER.

POLICE WORKING TOGETHER TO BRING THIS MADMAN TO JUSTICE.

WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE MURDER SPREE.

WE'LL GO DOWN THE STREETS OF EVIL.

BILL CLARK BRINGS US INSIDE THE CASE.

CARL DENARO RECALLS THE NIGHT HE WAS SHOT AND LEGENDARY REPORTER, MARVIN SCOTT ON THE VIBE THAT PERM MATED EVERY NEWSROOM IN NEW YORK.

SIT BACK AND WATCH THIS INTENSE REPORT OF OUR CITY LIVING THROUGH THE DARKEST HOURS OF OUR HISTORY.

ALL OF THAT AND MORE AS 'METRO FOCUS' STARTS RIGHT NOW.

♪♪ THIS IS METRO FOCUS WITH RAFAEL PI ROMAN AND JACK FORD, AND GENNA FLANAGAN.

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> WHAT WILL YOU HAVE FOR JULY 29TH?

HE WARNED ONE OF HIS SICKENING LETTERS TO THE PRESS AND THE POLICE.

HE WON'T LET ME STOP KILLING UNTIL HE'S HAD HIS FULL OF BLOOD.

GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO 'METRO FOCUS,' I AM JACK FORD.

IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO OF THE SON OF SAM IS CAPTURED.

HE CLAIMS THE LIVES OF FIVE YOUNG WOMEN.

TONIGHT WE'LL HEAR FROM SOME OF THE PLAYERS WHO WERE CLOSEST TO THIS CASE FROM A VICTIM WHO SURVIVED THE BLOW TO THE HEAD AND TO THE POLICE WHO CAUGHT THE KILLER AND THE MEDIA WHO KEPT US AT THE INVESTIGATION.

HERALDO IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU.

JACK, HOW ARE YOU?

GOOD.

LETS TAKE US BACK HERE.

TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT THESE KILLINGS HAVE HAD ON THE PSYCH?

IT WAS THE UTOPIAN KIND OF GOTHAM CITY AND GRAFFITI FILLED AND HEROINE EPIC AND THE CITY IS BEING POPULATED AND DYSFUNCTIONAL.

LIGHTNING STRIKES, I THINK IT WAS TOOK ALL THE LIGHTS OUT.

IF YOU WERE IN AHMAD TOWN FANCY HOTEL.

THEY LIT CANDLES AND IT WAS A PARTY AND IT WAS A BIG PREGNANCY BOOM AND A LOT OF BABIES BEING BORN NINE MONTHS OF THE BLACK OUCHLT MY ABC NEWS WAS UP THERE AND THERE WERE LOOTERS EVERYWHERE AND A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHO WERE RAVAGED BY THE LOOTERS AND OUR CONFIDENCE WAS DESTROYED.

THE CITY WAS WRECKED.

WE WERE VERY MUCH IN THE MIDDLE OF SAM'S KILLINGS.

THE MAYOR AND THE COPS SAID THEY WERE OVERWHELMED AND THE MIDST OF THIS, YOU HAVE THIS ASSASSIN OR ASSASSINS GOING AROUND AND MURDERING THESE WOMEN.

THAT WAS THE LOW POINT IN NEW YORK MODERN HISTORY.

YOU ARE A REPORTER EARLY IN YOUR CAREER, HOW DID YOU VIEW THIS STORY?

FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS THE FIRST IN THE NEW YORK EXPERIENCE.

THE FIRST TIME THERE IS EVER AN INTERACTIVE MURDER, SERIAL MURDER, HE WOULD BOAST AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRIFIC REPORTER.

OTHERS MAINLY HIM.

AND RAMBLE ON WITH THIS SON OF SAM.

I WAS A YOUNG REPORTER AND I JUST GRADUATED.

I WAS AN EYEWITNESS NEWS MAN FIRST AND CREATOR OF ABC NEWS AND SPORTS AS WE KNOW IT RECRUITED ME TO BE A NATIONAL NEWS MAN.

THIS WAS REALLY MY FIRST BIG, FIRST BIG NATIONAL STORY, BARBARA WALTER, WAS THE FIRST FEMALE ANCHOR AND SHE WAS CHEERING ME ON, A FRIEND OF MINE FOR ALL THESE DECADES.

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO STATE HOW TERRORIZED NEW YORK WAS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE STAYING HOME.

THEY LIVED IN FEAR AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WALK IN SCHOOL OR HOME.

THE LOVER LANES WERE ABANDONED BY, YOU KNOW, YOUNG PEOPLE EVEN IN THE HOT HUMID, STICKY DYSFUNCTIONAL SUMMER.

IT WAS A CITY UNDER SIEGE IN EVERY WAY.

IT WAS A JOKER IN BATMAN TAUNTING.

THERE WERE SUGGESTIONS BEING MADE THAT THE MEDIA WAS FANNING THE FLAMES OF HYSTERIA.

WAS THAT AN ACCURATE CRITICISM, DO YOU THINK?

THAT'S ALWAYS THE BEEF, THE REPORTING OF THE STORY LEADING THE STORY.

I DON'T PUT MUCH EMOTIONAL INVESTMENT IN THAT DEBATE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE MEDIA WAS OBSESSED WITH THE STORY.

TABLOIDS AND THE POST AND DAILY NEWS BY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AND LOCAL NEWS BECAME ANOTHER OBSESSION.

PEOPLE FOLLOWING EVERY WRINKLE AND DEVELOPMENT AND WHEN EVER YET ANOTHER MURDER, I MEAN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OVER STATE HOW PEOPLE FELT.

I MEAN IF YOU WERE PARENT OF A TEENAGER OR A KID YOURSELF, YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS CIRCUMCISED.

AND YOU ARE TRYING TO WALKTHRU THE STREET LIGHTS AND THERE WERE NO TRUSTS AT ALL.

AND CERTAINLY NOT OF THE MAYOR AND CITY OF GOVERNMENT AND THEY SEEM TO UNABLE TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS.

THE MEDIA WAS PLAYING THE STORY OF -- IF THERE IS A STORY THAT DESERVES THEM.

WHY DO YOU THINK AND THE QUESTION FOR YOU HERE.

YOU COVER THE STORY FROM THE BEGINNING.

HERE ALL THESE YEARS LATER, WHY DO YOU THINK THERE IS STILL SUCH A FASCINATION WITH DAVID BERKOWITZ HIMSELF.

THE DAY BERKOWITZ WAS CAUGHT WAS THE LOWEST POINT OF NEW YORK CITY.

THE DAY HE WAS CAUGHT, THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS SIGH OF RELEASE WE EMBRACED THE COPS AGAIN AND WE FELT THE CIVILIZATION HAD PREVAILED, AND THEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER, THE YANKEES WON THE WORLD SERIES, REGGIE JACKSON, MR. OCTOBER HITTING FIVE OR EIGHT HOME RUNS.

THE CITY HIT DEAD ROCK BOTTOM AND THEN BOUNCED BACK.

IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, THE ASSASSINATION, WAS HE ALONE OR APART OF THE COLT.

THERE WERE SO MANY STORIES AND HISTORIANS TOOK OVER.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S VIVIDLY IMPLANTED IN MY HEART AND MY SOUL AS A NATIVE BORN NEW YORKER.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S OF THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY OF THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE ITSELF.

WELL, IT WAS A FASCINATING TIME FOR SO MANY REASONS AND HERALDO, IT WAS A GOOD TALK TO YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOU SHARING YOUR RECOLLECTION WITH US.

YOU BE WELL.

YOU, TOO, BUDDY.

IT WAS A CORK OF FAITH AND GOOD LUCK.

DAVID BERKOWITZ AND THE 24-YEAR-OLD LIVING IN NEW YORK WAS ARRESTED.

WELCOME TO YOU, LET ME START OFF BY ASKING YOU THIS.

WHAT WAS IT AND DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOMENT WHEN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE FOLKS THAT WERE ON THIS CASE FIRST REALIZED THIS MAY NOT BE A SINGLE INCIDENT, WE MAY INDEED HAVE A SERIAL KILLER IN OUR HANDS?

I THINK THE THING THAT REALLY NAILED IT WAS THE LETTER.

BEFORE THAT, HE WAS USING A REVOLVER SO THERE WAS THE BULLETS WE WERE IN.

THE.44 CALIBER AND IT WAS IDENTIFIED THREE INCIDENTS IN AND I THINK THE THING THAT REALLY NAILED IT WAS WHEN BERKOWITZ WROTE THE LETTER.

DESCRIBE HOW THE PUBLIC WAS REACTING ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SERIAL KILLER.

I WORKED WITH INDIVIDUAL KILLERS THAT WERE TRYING TO SERIAL KILL, THEY WOULD TALK ABOUT DRUG DEALERS AND PEOPLE PUTTING THEMSELVES IN HARM'S WAY BASED ON THEIR BEHAVIOR.

THESE ARE INNOCENT VICTIMS WHO PUT NOTHING IN HARM'S WAY.

THEY'RE SITTING IN A STOOP AND KISSING THEIR BOYFRIENDS, IT HAD EVERYBODY IN PANIC.

PEOPLE WERE AFRAID GOING OUT AT NIGHT AND YOUNG WOMEN WERE AFRAID AND HAD THE WHOLE CITY IN A FULL-BLOWN PANIC.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY BEFORE OR AFTER THAT IS EVER AFFECTED PEOPLE IN THAT REGARD.

SO YOU GET THE STRING OF EVENTS FOR PARKING VIOLATION AND A PERSON ON THE PHONE SAYS I KNOW THIS GUY, HE'S CRAZY, SHOT MY FATHER'S DOG.

YOU GET OUT TO HIS HOUSE AND THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO ALSO SAYS I KNOW THIS GUY, HE'S CRAZY.

NOW THE NAMES ARE SHOWING UP IN THE INFORMATION THAT'S LEFT BY THE SON OF SAM.

DAVID BERKOWITZ WALKED OUT LITERALLY AND HAD THE 44 REVOLVER AND SAYS I GIVE UP, I AM THE GUY?

WHAT HAPPENS WAS THEY WERE SET UP ON THE CAR DISTANCE AWAY WATCHING IT TO SEE IF HE CAME OUT BECAUSE HE'S GOING TO GET A SEARCH.

ONE GUY GOT A SEARCH WARRANT FOR THE CAR TO SEARCH HIM.

THIS WILL GUY CAME UP AND WALKING HIM AND THEY JUMPED HIM.

THEY THOUGHT HE MAYBE THE OWNER.

RIGHT.

NO, I SAW SOME GUY WALKING AROUND AND HE TOLD HIM THAT.

THEY ALL INCLUDING CRAIG SAT A DISTANCE AWAY WATCHING THE CAR.

BERK TO COME OUT TO GET THE CAR, AND THAT'S WHEN THEY GRABBED HIM AND THAT'S WHEN HE SAID YES, I AM THE ONE.

HE'S ABOUT TO GET IN THE CAR WITH THE GUN IN THE BACK THAT MAY WELL STOPPED ANOTHER HOMICIDE FROM TAKING PLACE?

IT.

HE HAD A RIFLE IN THE BACK OF THE CAR AND THE LETTER WAS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYING THAT HE WAS GOING TO GO IN THE OLD BEACH IN AT NIGHTCLUB AND GO OUT IN A BLAZE GLORY AND SHOOT AS MANY PEOPLE AS HE COULD AND PROBABLY DIED.

TELL US ABOUT DAVID BERKOWITZ, WHAT WAS HE LIKE AND WHAT DID HE SAY ALL OF THIS WHEN HE GETS ARRESTED?

WELL, I WAS LUCKY TO GET ALONG WITH HIM IN THE ROOM FOR HALF AN HOUR.

HE TOLD ME ABOUT EVERY INCIDENT AND WHY HE DID IT AND WHAT STARTED IT AND HOW HE FELT AND HE WAS TALKING VERY RELAXED AND THIS WAS SOMETHING HE WAS LIVING THROUGH AND YOU KNOW HE WAS KIND OF LOVING THE GLORY.

OBVIOUSLY, HE LET THOSE ANCHORS IN BECAUSE HE WANTED THE PUBLICITY AND BE THIS KIND OF GUY.

I HAD TO DEAL WITH VICTIMS IN THESE CRIMES.

YOU REALIZE IT IS REALLY CRAZY.

I COULD NOT GET MAD.

AS MUCH AS I HATED WHAT HE'S DONE.

HE TALKED TO YOU ABOUT EACH OF THEM AND HE TALKED ABOUT WHY.

WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU ABOUT WHY HE'S DOING IT?

HE HAD SHOT AND HE THOUGHT KILLED SAM CARR.

NOW IN HIS SICK MIND, HE STARTS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DOG IS TALKING TO HIM FOR THE OWNER SAM, AND HE'S A 6,000 EARLIER BEING AND HE'S CRYING FOR BLOOD.

THE ONE THING AND WHY HE'S IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE IS BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH HE'S CRAZY, HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS WRONG.

THAT WAS A LESSON THAT I LEARNED THROUGH THAT CASE.

YOU AND I KNOW THE DEFINITION OF CRIMINAL INSANITY AND HE WAS NOT THAT.

YOU AND I WOULD LOOK AT ANYBODY WHO WOULD TAKE HIS LIFE HAD TO BE CRAZY, HE WAS NOT CRIMINAL INSANE RESULTED IN A NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY DECISION FOR HIM

YES.

THAT WAS A LESSON THAT I LEARNED WITH THAT CASE.

WHEN I WALKED OUT OF THAT ROOM, I THOUGHT HE'S GOING TO GO TO THE MENTAL HOSPITAL.

I REALIZED LATER, NUMBER ONE, HE WAS PLEADING GUILTY.

HE WAS NOT LOOKING FOR A TRIAL.

FROM THE BEGINNING, HE BASICALLY SAID TO YOU, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I DID, I WANT TO ACCEPT MY RESPONSIBILITY.

YES, I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'LL ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY WAS THE PROPER TERM.

HE WANTED TO GET TO CREDIT.

NYPD DETECTIVE, A FASCINATING LOOK.

THANKS FOR SPENDING SOME TIME WITH US, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU, SIR, HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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> RETURNING TO THE STORY OF A SURVIVOR.

A MAN WHO IS BACK IN 1976 TOOK A.44 CALIBER BULLET TO THE HEAD AND LIVE TO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED.

HIS STORY OF SURVIVAL IS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY SPECIAL 'SON OF SAM,' THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER.

HERE IS A LOOK.

EVERYTHING CHANGED THAT NIGHT.

SO MUCH CHANGED THAT I WAS NOT AWARE OF HALF OF THE CHANGES.

IT WAS SO MANY THINGS THAT I WAS NOT ABLE TO DO AND NOT DRIVE A CAR EVER AGAIN.

NOT PLAYING SPORTS EVER AGAIN.

I CAN NEVER FORGIVE HIM FOR WHAT HE'S DONE.

THIS WAS, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A HORRENDOUS TIME FOR ALL OF US.

AND, IT LEAVES AN IMPACT.

SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T FORGET.

DO I WANT TO FORGET IT?

I AM NOT SURE.

DO I WANT TO PUT IT BEHIND ME?

I AM NOT SURE.

BUT, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

MY CO-HOST RAFAEL PI ROMAN STARTED OFF THE CONVERSATION ASKING DENARDO, WHAT HE REMEMBERS FROM THE NIGHT HE WAS SHOT.

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, THE CAR EXPLODED AND GLASS SHARDS ALL OVER MY ARMS AND HANDS.

I DID NOT KNOW I HAD A HEAD BORN.

I KNEW WE WERE IN TROUBLE.

THE ATTACK ON YOU WAS THE SECOND ATTACK BY THE SON OF SAM.

THE POLICE HAVE NOT CONNECTED THE DOTS.

IT WAS NO HINT THAT IT WAS A SERIAL KILLER.

WHAT DID YOU THINK HAPPEN TO YOU AND WHAT DID THE COPS THINK?

I HAD NO IDEA AND ENEMIES AND CERTAINLY NOT ENEMIES THAT WOULD SHOOT ME.

AGAIN, THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE UPPER MIDDLE CLASS.

NEW YORK AT THE TIME WERE PRETTY SCARY PLACE, THAT WAS NOT TRUE OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

I GUESS, YOU KNOW, THE FACT THAT I HAD LONG HAIR AND THE FACT THAT I SMOKED POT AND HUNG OUT IN THE BAR.

DETECTIVES ASSIGNED TO MY CASE ASSUMED IT WAS A DRUG DEAL GONE WRONG.

WHEN DID YOU FIND OUT THAT YOUR SHOOTING WAS APART OF SON OF SAM?

I LIVED FOR SIX MONTHS OF DEFENDING MYSELF AGAINST MY FAMILY AND THE COPS THAT WAS NOT A DRUG DEAL.

I BLUE AS MUCH TENSE -- THERE WERE SOME ARTICLES IN THE PAPER PRIOR TO MARCH 10th O '77, THERE MAYBE SOME CONNECTIONS OF THE SHOOTING.

FINALLY, THEY HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE AND MIAMI PD, THEY LINKED THEM AS RANDOM SHOOTINGS.

WHY WERE YOU A TARGET IT?

THE BEST THEORY THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW 40 YEARS LATER IS I WAS MISTAKEN FOR A WOMAN.

I HAD LONG HAIR AND ROSEMARY HAD RELATIVELY SHORT HAIR AND SHE WAS DRIVING THE CAR.

THAT KIND OF MAKE SENSE.

ON AUGUST 10th, 1977, DAVID BERKOWITZ WAS ARRESTED, HOW DID YOU FEEL?

WELL, MY SISTER CALLED ME AT 2:00 IN THE MORNING WHEN I FOUND OUT.

AND, IT WAS, YOU KNOW, EVERY EMOTIONS THAT YOU CAN THINK OF.

RELIEF.

I SAT ON MY BED TWO HOURS COLLECTING MY THOUGHTS.

CARL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING HERE AND SHARING YOUR STORY WITH US.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

HE LOOKED AT ME WITH THAT SMILE OF HIS AND HE SAID I AM THE SON OF SAM.

IT AMAZED ME OF THE WAY HE WAS SO CALM ABOUT EVERYTHING.

THAT WAS THE DETECTIVE.

ONE OF THE OFFICERS CRACKING THE CASE AGAINST DAVID BERKOWITZ.

NEW YORK CITY GRIPPED IN FEAR WHERE THE SON OF SAM WILL FIND HIS NEXT VICTIMS.

THE FEAR PARALYZED THE CITY.

POLICE AND THE MEDIA WORK CLESLY TOGETHER TO CATCH A MADMAN.

JOINING US NOW TAKING US BACK IN THE NEWSROOM AS THE SON OF SAM'S STORY UNFOLDED IS MARVIN SCOTT, THE VETERAN JOURNALIST, WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

THANK YOU, GENNA, IT IS GOOD TO BE HERE.

GOING BACK TO SO MANY YEARS, I REMEMBER -- HE USED TWO WORDS.

GRIPPING PARALYZED.

THE CITY OF NEW YORK WAS ABSOLUTELY PARALYZED DURING THE ONE YEAR PERIOD THAT SON OF SAM WAS RUNNING RAPID THROUGH THE CITY AND KILLING SIX AND WOUNDED SEVEN AND EVERYONE WAS TERRIFIED.

ALL OF IT COMING JUST AT THE SAME TIME NEW YORK CITY WAS IN CRISIS BECAUSE CRIME WAS THE HIGHEST RATE THAT IT HAD BEEN, STREETS WERE FILTHY AND THE CITY WAS NEAR BANKRUPTCY AND ALL THE ELEMENT FED INTO IT.

AND YOU SAW A MOMENT AGO EDDIE SEGAL WAS THE DETECTIVE THAT ARRESTED BERKOWITZ.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE NIGHT HE ENCOUNTER BERKOWITZ.

HE FOUNDED VERY STRANGE WHEN HE REACTED PARTICULARLY WHEN HE ASKED HIM HIS NAME.

ARE YOU DAVID BERKOWITZ, HIS RESPONSE, NO, I AM SON OF SAM.

THE DETECTIVE EDDIE FOUND IT ODD, HE WAS VERY CALM CONSIDERING WHAT HE'S DONE TO SIX OTHERS.

PAST FORWARD IN A FEW YEARS, YOU WERE ABLE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH BERKOWITZ.

I REACHED OUT TO GET AN INTERVIEW WITH HIM, HE WAS AT THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY UPSTATE NEW YORK.

AND AS I NOTED, DETECTIVE SEAGAL WAS A FRIEND AND I ASKED, WILL YOU COME UP TO THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WITH ME IF I GET TO MEET WITH BERKOWITZ.

I WROTE A COUPLE LETTERS TO HIM AND GOT AN ANSWER.

I RECEIVED THIS LETTER AND HE RESPONDED BUT IT WAS AFTER DETECTIVE SEAGAL, HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT BUT HE DID NOT MAKE THE TRIP.

AT WHICH POINT BERKOWITZ BACKED AWAY FROM THE INTERVIEW.

HE HAD HOPED TO MEET THE MAN THAT ARRESTED HIM.

NOWADAYS I BARELY REMEMBER THIS PART OF MY LIFE.

IT IS A BLUR.

I DON'T REMEMBER IF I GOT TO SPEAK WITH DETECTIVE SAEGAL VERY MUCH.

IT WAS A BLUR.

IF YOU LOOK BACK AT THE VIDEO IMAGES THAT NIGHT OF HIM.

HE SEEMED STUNNED AND IT WAS UNREAL BUT THE CITY WAS IN SUCH A RELIEF THAT THEY FINALLY HAD CAPTURED THIS MADMAN AND HE WAS FACED TRIAL AND HE WAS CONVICTED IN THE LIFE SENTENCE.

I FOUND IT INTERESTING AT THE END OF THIS LETTER, DATED AUGUST 11th, 2007.

PLEASE WISH MR. SEAGAL WELL FOR ME, I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR THE CRIME THAT I HAVE COMMITTED.

I AM THANKFUL THAT I HAVE SURVIVED AND I WISH TO MOVE ON.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WOW.

DAVID BERKOWITZ.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HIM IN PRISON.

HE ADOPTED A RELIGION.

HE BECAME A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN.

HE'S QUITE RELIGIOUS AND HE ACCEPTED HIS FAITH RECOGNIZING WHAT HORROR HE CREATED AND THE LIVES HE TOOK SO MANY YEARS AGO.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT BRINGS ANY PEACE OR SOLACE TO THE FAMILY.

I DON'T THINK HE CAN EVER BRING CLOSURE.

WHEN YOU LOSE A LOVED ONE LIKE THAT, THERE IS NO WAY TO BRING CLOSURE.

THE MOST DIFFICULT STORY I HAVE COVERED 50 YEARS ARE THOSE IN WHICH PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS.

SUDDENLY, THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FULL OF LIFE AND GOD IN SUCH A WAY.

ONE MAN OF WHATEVER THE PROBLEM WAS, IT WAS MENTAL ILLNESS OR WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT.

THIS WAS HAPPENING 40 YEARS A, TODAY WE HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEMS.

THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO RECOGNIZE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DISTRESSED AND MENTALLY AND WHO HAVE THE CAPABILITY ACTING LIKE A DAVID BERKOWITZ AND WE HAVE TO FIND THEM AND TREAT THEM.

MARVIN SCOTT, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH, THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT AND IMPRESSIVE.

MORE THAN ANYTHING OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A GOOD JOURNALISM.

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