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 Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999

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PostSubject: Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999   Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:37 am

I searched the Documents section here and i don't believe this has been posted yet, I hope. But this transcript was originally posted by lPorter on SBB. I happened to save the transcript and can post the original discussion also if needed.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Friday, June 4, 1999

CHARLES GIBSON, Host: This is the most unusual position that I think we've ever opened a half-hour on Good Morning America. But we are still in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, and Mr. Clinton and Mrs. Clinton were nice enough to stay and continue talking to the students that you saw in the 7:30 and 8:00 half hours.

It's been a dialogue that's been going on, very interesting, obviously, to the kids, very interesting, they have said to the Clinton's. And I hope it has been very interesting as you have watched it as well.

So many of the children when they came here today asked, Could we bring a camera? And we said, No, it really wouldn't work with the President to pose individually with each of the students.

So while you were just away getting local news, all the students gathered around Mr. Clinton, who is still staying back there with the kids, and Mrs. Clinton were nice enough to pose for pictures, and you came back, right -- just after we finished shooting the pictures.

DIANE SAWYER, Host: We want to tell you, in this half-hour, we're going to hear from someone who has not spoken before. She is the young woman who was present when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris purchased three of the four guns that they used in the shootings at Littleton.

She's going to tell us what happened that day and what she thought the guns were for, and about these two young men she considered her friends. That's coming up in just a few minutes.

(Weather)

(Commercial Break)

DIANE SAWYER: As we've been saying this morning, nothing has focused the nation's attention on the accessibility of kids to guns like what happened in Littleton, Colorado, at Columbine High School.

You are now going to hear from someone who's not spoken before, but you may have heard her mentioned. She is the young woman who accompanied Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris to the gun show where three of the four guns were purchased. Her name is Robyn Anderson, and she joins us from our Washington bureau this morning.

Robyn, if I could just get a general reaction, first of all, to what you've heard this morning. Anything you hear this morning have stopped you from accompanying them and helped them buy the guns?

ROBYN ANDERSON, Friend of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris: Would have stopped me from going with them?

DIANE SAWYER: Yes, yes.

ROBYN ANDERSON: I guess if it had been illegal, if I had known that it was illegal I wouldn't have gone.

DIANE SAWYER: Which brings us to the question why you went. Why were you needed there?

ROBYN ANDERSON: I was 18, and they were both 17 at the time.

DIANE SAWYER: So it was legal to purchase a gun if someone 18 years old was there.

ROBYN ANDERSON: Yes.

DIANE SAWYER: And they actually paid for the guns, or did you?

ROBYN ANDERSON: It was their money, yes. All I did was show a driver's license.

DIANE SAWYER: This happened, as I gather, in December, last December...

ROBYN ANDERSON: Yes.

DIANE SAWYER:... which would be three, four months before the incident at Littleton. What did they tell you they wanted the guns for?

ROBYN ANDERSON: They really didn't say anything in particular. I just kind of assumed they were their hunting or collection, I mean, it was just the type of thing that they were into, I guess.

DIANE SAWYER: But did you say, Why? Why should we do this? Do you think -- I don't want to do this.

ROBYN ANDERSON: It didn't really seem odd, I guess, for them to want guns, so...

DIANE SAWYER: Because...

ROBYN ANDERSON: Because they -- it was just in their personality trait, I guess, it was just something that they enjoyed, I guess, found interesting, not -- it didn't really seem odd to me at the time, no.

DIANE SAWYER: But at the time, did it worry you at all that they were so interested in guns, and that you were going with them to purchase more? Was there anything that worried you?

ROBYN ANDERSON: I didn't really have any reason to believe that they would do anything with them, you know, that they would commit such a crime. I didn't have any idea that anything was going to happen. And so, I mean, they were just guys that I knew and hung out with and had fun with. And I never could have seen it coming, so it didn't seem like it was anything -- there was anything wrong with it.

DIANE SAWYER: Did you know a lot of kids who were interested in guns?

ROBYN ANDERSON: Not that many, I guess, but...

DIANE SAWYER: Looking back now, was there anything that Dylan said to you or Eric said to you that now flags something in your attention about that day?

ROBYN ANDERSON: The only thing that I can ever think -- I mean, just randomly, when he asked me what day prom was. And I told him, you know, it was, you know, a weekend -- you know, two weekends away, and he asked me what day, and I told him the 17th.

And it seemed like he had something else, you know, going on after that. That's the only thing I can think of that really kind of says, you know, that he had other plans, you know, that...

DIANE SAWYER: He had that...

ROBYN ANDERSON:... something was going to go on.

DIANE SAWYER:... the date in mind for some reason.

ROBYN ANDERSON: Yes.

DIANE SAWYER: You in fact accompanied Dylan Klebold to the prom. Yes?

ROBYN ANDERSON: Yes, I did. Yes.

DIANE SAWYER: Was it a date? How close were you?

ROBYN ANDERSON: We were just good friends. He went with me as a friend, kind of as a favor to me. I really wanted to go, and I knew that we would have fun if we went together. So I actually asked him, not really as a date, just as friends. And he was happy, you know, the whole night, pretty much, as far as I could tell. He seemed in good spirits, so...

DIANE SAWYER: Because of something one of your friends said about the fact that you and she left the school just minutes before the incident, and then returned, the question has arisen, did you have some warning?

ROBYN ANDERSON: No, none. We were in a hurry to get out of school only for the pure fact that it was lunchtime, and we were only allotted 40 minutes for lunch, to leave, get lunch, and come back, and get back to class. So it wasn't unusual, really, that we were, you know, trying to hurry to get out.

DIANE SAWYER: You're saying it was simply a coincidence.

ROBYN ANDERSON: Yes. I mean, and I wouldn't have come back -- we came back and were stuck in my car for, like, two and a half hours while everything was going on.

DIANE SAWYER: When you look back, do you wish -- I guess do you say to yourself, Could I take back that day?

ROBYN ANDERSON: At the gun show?

DIANE SAWYER: Yes.

ROBYN ANDERSON: I wish that I had known more. I wish that I had questioned more. I wish now that I hadn't gone with them, that I would have said, I feel uncomfortable, maybe you could find someone else, just...

DIANE SAWYER: And looking back, again, what didn't you know about them that you now think is true?

ROBYN ANDERSON: I think that they had kind of a hidden hatred that they just didn't show anyone but each other, and I -- you know, I wish that we could have -- their friends -- we could have helped them in some way.

DIANE SAWYER: All right. Robyn Anderson, again, we thank you for speaking this day and for being with us here in Washington. Thank you.

ROBYN ANDERSON: You're welcome.

(Commercial Break)

With this original post there was also a link in the discussion to view the video but the only copy of it was located in New York:
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I know there is a discussion topic about Robyn in the 'Thoughts' section but I wondered what peoples opinions are of what is said in this interview.
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PostSubject: Re: Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:35 pm

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I know there is a discussion topic about Robyn in the 'Thoughts' section but I wondered what peoples opinions are of what is said in this interview.
That she says "you know" way too much.
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PostSubject: Re: Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999   Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:33 pm

I always thought this was just a phone interview, sounds weird to me that she decided to show her face willingly on national TV saying 'Hey, I'm the girl who bought the guns'.

I wish that someone would get that VHS tape and convert it to digital format in order to upload the video on YouTube or something, i just would love to watch all this Columbine related interviews from 1999 that are nowhere on the internet.

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Gun buyer didn't see it coming

Anderson was flown to Washington, D.C., for Friday's appearance.

While other high school students joined President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on the show via a discussion taped in the White House, Anderson appeared later.

She was at the show's Washington bureau and appeared via satellite on the White House show, said Good Morning America spokeswoman Sonya McNair.

Anderson returned to Colorado Friday afternoon. She declined to talk to reporters at Denver International Airport.
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PostSubject: Re: Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999   Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:50 pm

oh god I wanna watch it

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PostSubject: Re: Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999   Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:51 pm

Wasn't Brooks and his mom on Oprah too and it's nowhere to be found

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PostSubject: Re: Robyn Anderson GMA - Friday June 4th 1999   Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:29 pm

I would love to see all the Columbine interviews from 1999 that are nowhere to be found especially the Robyn Anderson face to face interview. I would like to see her facial expressions as she answers the questions. If I was her, I would feel so much guilt that I couldn't show my face.
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