Barbara Walters' 2003 jailhouse interview with actor Robert Blake behind the scenes

"20/20" Extra: Rarely-seen moments from Barbara Walters' exclusive jailhouse interview with Robert Blake, which played a crucial role in Blake's criminal trial for his wife's murder.
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Transcript for Barbara Walters' 2003 jailhouse interview with actor Robert Blake behind the scenes
Blake kept trying to set up an interview while he was in jail awaiting trial. I was against mr. Blake giving any Republicans. This was the everyone. Barbara walters' slip that unit you. Of course. You know. What could he have to say and what would happen. When a highly skilled interviewer would confront. As so many people wanted it to confront. What this relationship wasn't working with the time. She now at practice today can we just have a little time on we just want her here we just take a Milwaukee police have done under the tentative. Here. But Jay your hands and I cannot forbid that you don't have the idea it's fun. These guys to keep it has got to well. Quote do. What a giving doing today and tonight. We have time not sit down. And talk. Please do this. And I didn't eastern division and in addition he and you're gonna sit there and we're gonna have to put a microphone. That's Dutch settlement. We'll hear influence. We're really no person who brought us. Lamb. He used me. I neither does he live right here that's. I'm legitimate right here I don't know that I thought magenta Jill would be nice. Dave Davis. Camp Roberts you've been in jail on almost a year. I do. In this place is it's real simple how you do it. Reliably today. It's all the stuff in the middle. And it's just too much. You wake up and warn you win. You don't wake up. You win everything in the middle is. It doesn't really matter too much. You have to start taking care of it looked like visiting swallowed up in a hospital light tubes and is on scene look. And at different unite within the prisoner and loose and then books. In the jail. When you came back. And your wife shot to. Difficult. God I wish him. Good.

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