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Talking tomorrow on “BBC World Have Your Say” About Newtown

In behavior, blogging, books, cities, Crime, culture, journalism, Media, news, politics, television, US on December 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Official seal of Newtown, Connecticut

Official seal of Newtown, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have any interest in this subject, I’m speaking at 15:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. ET) on BBC television tomorrow, Friday Dec. 21, about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and the reaction to them.

The call-in show is an hour, and will have five guests, three of them from the U.S., me and two men, one a colleague who has lived in Newtown for 19 years and a gun-owner from Arkansas.

In the past few days, I’ve done a BBC interview, written an op-ed for a Canadian newspaper and given an interview that ran in two German newspapers, Berliner Zeitung and Frankfurter Rundschau; here is the brief interview that ran in Frankfurter Rundschau.

The world is horrified by the massacre and many people — like many Americans — simply cannot understand why so many Americans insist on owning a gun.

As many of you know by now, the President has tasked Vice President Joe Biden with a committee who must come up with policy suggestions within one month — the same idea I floated in my New York Times op-ed two days earlier.

My book “Blown Away: American Women and Guns” discusses this issue; here’s a link to it.

Here’s the link to the show’s information.

  1. I’ll have to try to catch it when it’s on. I might even call in. First I have to find what channel BBC is on in Columbus.

  2. Maybe some local NPR station carries it? We listen to music on the web all the time and the quality is excellent.

  3. Good luck, you’re an excellent resource! I hope the conversation is helpful and productive.

  4. I pray it goes well. It is my hope that the discussion will not be limited to talk of gun regulation alone.

  5. Just finished watching the program on BBC. I need to watch the BBC more. I normally watch CBC. I really enjoyed the viewpoints from around the world. I used to listen to the podcast “Left, Right & Center”…you would make an excellent candidate for a Canadian version. I’d watch it….religiously ;-)

  6. Thanks for making time to watch …and the kind words! It’s challening to speak so succinctly on such a complex issue.

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