Robinson Gives Interview on Paula Zahn's Show

By Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 7, 2012

Paula Zahn examines the Sister Margaret Ann Pahl murder case, including an interview with her convicted killer, Toledo priest Gerald Robinson, in her series On the Case with Paula Zahn. The episode titled Last Rites premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday on cable network Investigation Discovery, which can be seen locally on Buckeye CableSystem channel 203 and U-Verse channel 260. Robinson was convicted in 2006 of the 1980 murder of Sister Margaret Ann.

"When we looked at the murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl we saw many elements we felt our audience would find compelling. It involved the murder of a beloved nun, who was stabbed to death on Holy Saturday and the crime was committed inside of a holy sanctuary [the sacristy of a church]," said Larry Israel, On the Case with Paula Zahn's co-executive producer. "This is the first time Father Gerald Robinson has ever been interviewed on television and I think viewers will be riveted by what he said when he sat down with Paula."

Blade religion editor David Yonke, who covered the Robinson trial and wrote a book about it, Sin, Shame & Secrets, was also interviewed as part of the show's coverage.

The Pahl murder has attracted network attention before. In October, 2010, Investigation Discovery's then-new series American Occult explored the Robinson case, and his trial drew gavel-to-gavel coverage by Court TV (now truTV).


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