Reactions to Tragedies
September 4th, 2012 | 4 comments »
Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck begins with a description of a sunny September day, a day which we remember as one of the most tragic in American history. Dr. Eric Wilson recalls what he was reading, planning to eat for lunch, and where he was when he learned of the events of 9/11. Fast forward four years to another American tragedy: Hurricane Katrina batters New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, killing thousands and causing billions of dollars in damages. Do you remember where you were during those, or similar events? Did you, like Dr. Wilson, find yourself glued to the media coverage? Instead of monitoring the coverage, did you wait for a summary of events? Or, did you abstain from watching, reading, or listening to the coverage? As we approach the 11th anniversary of 9/11, and as Hurricane Isaac followed a similar path to Katrina through the Gulf, are you following the coverage? Or are you refraining?