Tuesday will mark the one year anniversary of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, when an entire city was shutdown, its residents told to “shelter in place,” and the nation watched as authorities tried to figure out who had caused the carnage near the finish line. The story is the subject of a new book, “Long Mile Home,” by Boston Globe reporters Jenna Russell and Scott Helman. The latter joined me on America Weekend to talk about:
- the debate inside law enforcement about releasing video footage to the public to get help in identifying the suspects;
- why Watertown homeowner David Henneberry went out a second time to check the boat in his backyard with Dzhokar Tsarnaev inside;
- how friends and relatives of the victims have dealt with the loss of life and limbs;
- whether the buildings that were blasted along Boylston Street have been repaired;
- whether this year’s marathon (on April 21st) will finish in the same spot as last year’s.