After two devices were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, tens of thousands of runners and spectators had to be diverted from the disaster, many leaving behind bags or luggage to speed their retreat. Gwen Ifill talks to Scott Malone of Reuters about the scene at the blast. Continue reading
After the explosions, President Barack Obama spoke at the White House about the events in Boston, the spirit of its citizens and the state holiday Patriots’ Day. Stephen Murphy of the Boston City Council offers an eyewitness account to Gwen Ifill, including seeing the fireball blast and the team effort shown by first-responders. Continue reading
Students with learning differences are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Betty Ann Bowser visited an elementary school that practices early intervention — engaging students with technology and art to improve their chances of earning a diploma. Continue reading
James “Whitey” Bulger, the legendary Boston crime boss and one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Margaret Warner speaks with with Boston University’s Dick Lehr about the notorious fugitive’s career, influence on Hollywood and how he hid from authorities for 16 years. Continue reading
Federal agents arrested three Pakistani men in Boston in connection with the failed attack in Times Square. Judy Woodruff talks to reporter Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal about the assistance that may have provided to accused bomber Faisal Shahzad. Continue reading
In other news Monday, the death toll reached 22 after severe flooding from weekend storms in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Also, a boil-water advisory continues for nearly 2 million people around Boston after a water main break. Continue reading
Twenty years ago this week, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was the site of the biggest art heist in history. Jeffrey Brown talks to Ulrich Boser, author of “The Gardner Heist” and who has been following recent developments in the case, to see if authorities are any closer to catching the thieves.