Memorial Service for Shooting Victims in Tucson

President Obama spoke at a memorial service for victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in which Representative Gabrielle Giffords and… read more

President Obama spoke at a memorial service for victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in which Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others were wounded and six people were killed on January 8, 2011.

At the start of the event he praised the heroism of those involved in the response to the shooting, and then eulogized the dead and expressed sympathy for the injured. He also said that Representative Giffords had opened her eyes, and expressed thanks for all the attention given to the situation. President Obama then made a call on all citizens to engage in more civil discourse and unite in non-partisan common causes.

President Obama’s remarks were interrupted several times by applause. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Memorial Service for Shooting Victims in Tucson

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White House Event
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Location:
Tucson, Arizona, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 16, 2011

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  • Jan 12, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 2011 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 2011 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 2011 | 5:21am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 2011 | 11:11am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 16, 2011 | 10:35am EST | C-SPAN 1
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