The Existence of Christine Chubbuck’s Su!c!de Video Has Been Confirmed A few months back, we published an article that centered around a curious and tr**agic figure in the history of American broadcasting Christine Chub buck, an on-air correspondent for a news station in Sarasota, Florida, who in 1974 shot herself on live television.
In an odd coincidence, there were two movies about Chubbuck at Sundance this year, and we explored the ongoing search for footage of her de@th.
It had long been unclear if such a tape exists, despite years of searching by the so-called “de@th hags.
Christine Chubbuck: Video Exists of Reporter’s On-Air Su!c!de That Inspired Two Sundance Films”Christine” and “Kate Plays Christine” both premiered in Park City this year.
d!ed, it stayed in her possession. But after the Sundance debut of the quasi-documentary Kate Plays Christine, in which a former news station employee suggests that Nelson might have the tape, people started contacting her asking to see it.
The attempts made her uncomfortable, so she gave it to an unnamed “very large law firm” for safekeeping.
She says she has no plans to ever make it available and only held on to the tape to honor her husband’s wishes. It seems, then, that the wait to see a tape nobody really needs to see continues.