At least three people were killed and 130 wounded in two bomb blasts during the race. *More: http://abcn.ws/boston_2013
|Scooped by Jacqui Specogna|
I chose this ABC News broadcast posted on YouTube as my first source in my curation project. This is one of the first, extensive and completely detailed reports published on the day of the Boston Marathon Bombings. This news report was broadcast the night of the attacks, after the marathon had ended. At this point, 140 participants have been reported as injured and 3 at least, are dead, including an 8-year-old boy. This news broadcast goes on to show live video footage of the actual bombs exploding and the chaos that ensued shortly after by the masses. Please watch with caution as video footage can be graphic and upsetting to many people. Included in this report are voice-overs and interviews with participants of the marathon who were around at the times the bombs went off. ABC interviews Dr. William Mackey of Tufts Medical Centre, who explains what type of injuries the ER was seeing in the minutes after the bombs went off. A clip from President Obama is also inserted in the broadcast, as he speaks in a press conference that day, reassuring US citizens that the FBI and US Government will get to the bottom of finding out who as responsible for the attacks. An interview conducted with New York Rep Peter King is also presented, which shows King having no hesitation in saying he thinks it could be an al- Quaeda related attack. Bruce Mendelsohn, first responder and 'hero' in ABC News’ eyes also tells his side of the story - from being on seen and helping victims in the shocking and panic-stricken moments after the bombs went off. Raw photos, live footage, interviews with marathoners and clips from congress all make this story a detailed and well-written report. ABC is presented as having a credible voice.