Category: media coverage

Wild About Harry

A Year In The Making Joining Paul Duggan’s masterful two-part Washington Post series on Robert’s murder from last June, is another must-read for every case watcher’s bookshelf. In the May issue of Washingtonian Magazine, veteran DC journalist Harry Jaffe has penned an…

Our Worst Fears

I Read The News Today, Oh God…  It’s accepted practice in Washington to release bad news late on a Friday afternoon.  But it wasn’t mere bad news that was going to hit on Halloween weekend 2008; this was a real-life horror story.…

Here She Comes Again (Updated)

Walking High Wire, Here She Comes. UPDATE: Bruce DePuyt announces at the top of the show that Chief Lanier has cancelled her appearance. Once again, Washington’s dauntless Chief of Police Cathy Lanier will be taking to the air for a…

The Grand Jury

First Movement Three weeks to the day after Robert’s murder, the Washington Post was leaked information about grand jury testimony that was taking place: Katherine Wone, 35, wife of Robert Wone, testified for more than an hour about “her interaction with…

"Not a Done Deal…"

“A Very, Very Active Investigation” Last Tuesday, August 11, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier participated in her regularly scheduled  Newschannel8 program “One-on-One.” She was on hand to discuss the recent drop in crime and status of outstanding cases, and near…

The Front Page

Dateline: Swann Street Legendary muckraker and irritant I.F. Stone is credited with this critique of the Washington Post: “It’s a great newspaper.  You never know on what page you’ll find a front-page story.” On August 4, 2006 they got it…

The Day After

145 Words Very little was known about Robert’s murder when the first news item was filed, 17 hours later by WTOP, DC’s all news radio station. To be more specific, very little was known by those not in the house at…

Post Mortem

Bye Lines Only recently have the Washington Post obituaries been signed by its writers; Robert’s did not carry a by-line in August of 2006. Having read the Duggan series, the man who penned that obit, Matt Schudel, shared his thoughts. In…

Murder, Ink (Redux)

Old Media, New Media There’s no getting around it.  Last week was big, in many ways.  Big emotion.  The tributes and memories of Robert left many, including us, heartbroken.  And big numbers: a battalion of new readers here, no doubt driven by…