Making sense of the Arizona mass shootings


Hour 1

At a public memorial service last night to honor the six victims of the mass shootings in Arizona last weekend, President Obama addressed the nation. In this hour of Radio Times we explore how national tragedies like this impact average Americans and our national psyche and how, and if, they can influence societal change. Our guests are historian ELLEN FITZPATRICK whose new book is Letter to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation and Washington Post writer KAREN TUMULTY.

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