President Trump signed into law last week the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, authorizing the construction of a memorial to slain journalists. The push behind this act came after the 2018 Capital Gazette shooting. Maria Hiaasen, one of the widows from that day, talks about the memorial and her husband's legacy. Also, as this difficult year comes to a close, we remember some of the more than 338,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 30, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on December 30, 2020.