Bin Laden killed. Death photos. Pakistan’s role. Navy SEALs. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
It was a week for the history books, and it all began with a bolt from the blue White House announcement late Sunday night — that Osama bin Laden was dead.
Navy SEALS choppered deep into Pakistan in the middle of the night. Bin Laden, shot dead — the body, into in the sea.
The rest of the week was a national catharsis. Some cheering, some sober. And many questions: About Pakistan, about the death photo, about terrorism now and the Afghan war.
Meanwhile, the mighty Mississippi was rising.
This hour On Point: Bin Laden, dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook
Kenneth Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report. He's author of "Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House."
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
This program aired on May 6, 2011.