Three experts and their unique perspectives on the tragic shooting in Roanoke, Va.

Roe Conn

(Tribune Media Wire)

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To get a better sense of what happened in Roanoke, Va this week, we turned to three experts to get some answers.  Here they are:

Howard Kurtz currently serves as host of Fox News Channel’s (FNC) “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET) and has worked as a media analyst the likes of CNN, Newsweek &The Daily Beast, and The Washington Post.  Kurtz has also written five books dealing with the intersection of media and politics.  He talks with Roe &Anna about hard it is to “wrap his head around” this very violent and very public event.


Chuck Goudie is a veteran investigative reporter, seeing first hand the violence on Chicago’s South Side, riots in Ferguson, MO, and depraved crimes associated with the notorious Sinaloa Cartel.  Chuck has recently investigated how License Plate Readers (LPRs) work and what they are used for, he explains how this cutting edge technology caught the Roanoke shooter.


Brad Garrett has personally investigated some of the most difficult and high-profile cases of the last 20 years. He has obtained confessions from the first World Trade Center bomber, one of the Washington D.C. snipers, the CIA shooter, and dozens of other suspects. Brad Garrett was a hostage negotiator for the FBI for 17 years and diffused many intense and dangerous situations through careful communications techniques. Brad joins Roe &Anna to relate some of the bizarre details from the 23-page “ramblings of a person about to commit a violent act.”

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