President Obama's Speech at the Tucson Memorial

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President Obama's Speech at the Tucson Memorial

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President Obama's Speech at the Tucson Memorial captures the moving and inspiring speech delivered by President Obama on January 12, 2011, when he appeared on the University of Arizona campus to honor the victims of the tragic 2011 Tucson shooting. On January 8, nineteen people were shot during a public meeting held by U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, including Giffords herself. Representative Giffords survived the attack, but nine of the victims didn't, and the nation was left stunned by this sudden tragedy. President Obama appears here to honor the memories of the deceased and support the injured while helping to rebuild the local community that was left in shock by this burst of violence. In his speech, President Obama encourages people to speak in a way that resists sensationalism and further aggression. Instead, these events should only inspire people to speak to each other "in a way that heals; not in a way that wounds."

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AIRED ON 1/12/2011

Season 2011 : Episode 1

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News, Talk & Interview

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Politics, north carolina