On Monday’s NewsHour…
ARIZONA SHOOTING | Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., remains hospitalized in critical condition as colleagues, family and friends mourn the loss of the six people who died in Saturday’s shooting at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson. The alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, appeared in court Monday on murder and other charges.
TUCSON MAYOR | Gwen Ifill talks to Tucson mayor Robert Walkup about the reaction in Tucson to the shooting rampage. Local residents have held vigils at the hospital where Giffords and others are being treated.
POLITICAL FALLOUT | Jim Lehrer leads a panel of syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks, Beverly Gageof Yale University and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania to examine the debate over political discourse and whether or not it contributes to acts of violence.
GIFFORDS’ RECOVERY | Judy Woodruff gets the latest on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ condition from Dr. Peter Rhee, a trauma surgeon and part of the team at the University Medical Center responsible for her treatment. Giffords was shot in the head on Saturday but doctors have given some cause for optimism, while cautioning that it is too early to know her full prognosis.
SUDAN REFERENDUM VOTE | Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talks to Ray Suarez from the Juba, which is slated to become the capital if southern Sudan votes to secede, about outbreak of violence in the north-south border city of Abyei amid the often-celebratory mood during the days of the vote.
Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill anchor Monday night’s program. Kwame Holman will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.
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