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CNN Phone Interview (Part Three) Nina Roman Rhodes speaks to Michael Martinez, Brad Johnson - 3/24/2012
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PART THREE NOTES - NINA ROMAN RHODES - SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
      
00:10 – 00:37
I didn’t want to bring up the fact that Michael slapped me.  When I said “He’s dead, they killed him!” my husband Michael Rhodes slapped me across the face and said “Stop it, you’re hysterical, he’s not dead, stop it!”  That’s why I broke away from Michael and ran to the Warschaws.  Michael did have a tendency towards a bit of drama at times.

00:42 – 01:42
Michael Rhodes was not a Hollywood phony but just a Hollywood wanna-be.  But he really was a successful producer.  He never really knew who he was.

02:05 – 04:44
At first, looking at the videos of Nina and Michael Rhodes after the RFK shooting, it appeared to Nina that these were videos of another man and not Michael.  Because the man in the video was wearing eyeglasses and Nina couldn’t remember ever seeing Michael wearing eyeglasses.  But Nina’s son Ross said those were his Clark Kent glasses.  The white turtleneck shirt did however match up with the clothes Michael wore in those days.  But both my sister Suzanne and daughter Laura thought the man in the video was not Michael because of the eyeglasses.
I then saw us together in the video showing the hotel lobby with better lighting.  Seeing him there with better lighting and with a cigarette made Nina realize that the man in the video actually was her husband Michael Rhodes.
Nina’s daughter Laura also realized the man in the lobby video with Nina was indeed her father, Michael Rhodes.
Michael was not involved in the campaign but he had wanted to meet Robert Kennedy, which he never got a chance to do.

04:46 – 05:11
A lot of wonderful things happened in my life because of the RFK campaign but it wasn’t worth it.

05:22 – 05:34
Michael Rhodes died around October 2010 in Los Angeles.

05:47 – 07:08
Thank you for all of your valiant efforts.  Nina can be interviewed on-camera for CNN via the CBC studios in Vancouver.












PLEASE NOTE THAT IN QUOTING NINA RHODES-HUGHES FROM HER RECORDED PHONE INTERVIEWS, NINA GRANTED US PERMISSION TO FIX SOME OF HER QUOTES AS DESCRIBED BELOW IN THIS EMAIL EXCHANGE WITH HER . . .
 
       
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From: Johnson, Brad (TBS)
Sent: Wed 4/18/2012 12:33 PM
To: Nina Hughes
Subject: RE: Nina Rhodes-Hughes quotes for CNN.com article
 
Thanks Nina,
 
Brad



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From: Nina Hughes [mailto:vancorvah@drhughes.ca]
Sent: Wed 4/18/2012 12:06 PM
To: Johnson, Brad (TBS)
Subject: RE: Nina Rhodes-Hughes quotes for CNN.com article
   
Hi Brad:  Yes.  You may remove the brackets.  It is all correct.  Thank you again for all that you are so dedicated to achieve in bringing justice to this awful tragedy.
   
I will be on my cel for the rest of the day.
   
Best
 
Nina



From: Johnson, Brad (TBS) [mailto:Brad.Johnson@turner.com]
Sent: April 18, 2012 8:58 AM
To: vancorvah@drhughes.ca
Subject: Nina Rhodes-Hughes quotes for CNN.com article
  
Nina,
      
Below are just a few of the many quotes from your tape-recorded CNN phone interviews that we are planning to run in the upcoming CNN.com article. 
 
We are listing these few below for you to look over because, for these particular ones, we have had to insert brackets containing a few extra words of our own for purposes of story flow and/or clarification.
 
With your permissioin, we would like to remove the brackets in the Nina quotes listed below but keep the words currently contained within those brackets.  Doing that will make those words, currently in brackets, part of your official quotes -- that is, it will make them your words.  But we will only remove the brackets that you see below, making those bracketed words as your own words, with your granted permission.
  
Among Nina's reasons for speaking to CNN about the RFK assassination:  “I think (to) assist me in healing -- although you’re never 100 percent healed from that. But more important to bring justice.”
   
“For me it’s hopeful (and) sad that it’s only coming out now instead of before -- but at least now instead of never.”
    
Among Nina's responses to what the 1968 FBI report claims, which is currently being quoted in federal court papers by California Attorney General Kamala Harris:  “I never said (eight shots).  I never, never said it.  But if the attorney general is saying it (then) she’s going according to what the FBI chose to put into their report.”
                 
“When they say only eight (shots), the anger within me is so great that I practically -- I get very emotional because it is so untrue.  It is so untrue.”
                      
“During all of that time, there are shots coming to my right.  (People are) falling around me.  I see a man sliding down a wall.  (I see Senator Kennedy lying on the floor, bleeding.)  And I remember screaming, ‘Oh no!  Oh, my God, no!’  And the next thing I know, I’m ducking but also in complete shock as to what’s going on.  And then I passed out.” 
 
Thanks Nina,
 
Brad