On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman shot and killed 14 people on campus and wounded 32 others. In the five decades since the shooting – an event that seemed to come from out of the blue – history has shaped that morning into the start of a new chapter in American life. And after every such atrocity, the debate over guns begins again.
Please join us on November 2 at 7 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map) for “Shots Fired: Ongoing Repercussions of the Texas Tower Shooting,” an interactive discussion hosted by veteran journalist Judy Maggio with panelists including Laura Rice, producer of the Texas Standard documentary, “Out of the Blue”, historian Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at The University of Texas at Austin and Megan Gilbride, producer of the award-winning documentary film, TOWER.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form here to RSVP.