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A special hour looking back on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol47:24
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On Jan. 6, 2021, rioters break into the Capitol in Washington. (John Minchillo/AP)
On Jan. 6, 2021, rioters break into the Capitol in Washington. (John Minchillo/AP)

This is the rundown for a special hour of Radio Boston for Jan. 6. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • On Jan. 6, 2021: Congressman Seth Moulton, a former Marine tweeted: "We are being told to shelter in place not because of a foreign terrorist attack but because of a domestic coup attempt. I expected this as a US Marine in Iraq. I never imagined it as a U.S. Congressman in America." How does Moulton see the state of democracy today? Plus, we hear from David Gergen, advisor to four presidents.
  • According to Harvard's Joan Donovan, if you want to understand what led up to the Capitol attack, you need to look at social media. The Research Director at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy calls the internet "a crime scene" that fueled the spread of the big lie that Trump won the election. We'll ask her about new platforms in which lies and disinformation spread. We'll then turn to Andrew Lelling, former US Attorney for Massachusetts, for perspective on prosecuting the rioters and identifying local threats.

This program aired on January 6, 2022.

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