IN HIS OWN WORDS
A video archive chronicling the life of
politician, attorney and philanthropist
Born in Fresno, California in 1938, Walter Karabian rose to the heights of California politics in the 1970s before embarking on a successful career as an attorney and highly respected philanthropist. This website chronicles his life and times through his own words and recollections, captured through video interviews conducted by Los Angeles-based filmmakers Hrag Yedalian and Garen Mirzaian. Each video segment presented on this website provides a glimpse into key events in California political history, and offers insight into the development of the Armenian-American communities of Fresno, Los Angeles and beyond.