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Jan. 8 documentary airs Thursday on PBS

Film about Tucson's healing features interviews with victims and families

  • Arizona Public Media

PBS will air a one-hour documentary this week about the healing of the Tucson community following the Jan. 8 shootings that claimed six lives and injured 13.

"Together We Heal," narrated by NBC correspondent Savannah Guthrie, a Tucson native and University of Arizona graduate, will air Thursday at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 6 p.m. on PBS channel 6.

The documentary features 36 interviews with victims and their families, members of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' staff and the medical staff who treated them, Arizona Public Media said.

Among those interviewed are John Green, Christina-Taylor Green's father; Ross Zimmerman, Gabe Zimmerman's father; Giffords' staff members Ron Barber, Pam Simon, former staff member C. J. Karamargin; and UMC staff who treated the victims, including Giffords.

The documentary was written, directed and produced by Tucson native Tom Kleespie, an Emmy-Award winning Arizona Public Media producer.

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event that killed six and injured 13, including Giffords and two members of her staff.

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