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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The view that violent video games are linked to gun violence introduced. [December 21, NRA vice president Wayne LaPIERRE†; December 16, Senator Joe LIEBERMAN; New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE†, Governor John HICKENLOOPER†, Representative Jason CHAFFETZ†, former Governor Tom Ridge - blame video games.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole about the issue of studies linking/not linking violence and gaming. [O'TOOLE - says for some young people prone to violence these videos and Websites fuel what is already there; explains the FBI research on fueling violence.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Times" columnists Charles Blow and Ross Douthat about aspects of the gun issue. [DOUTHAT - comments on the consensus about an association of video games and violence; analyzes what is on the table about gun legislation, especially background checks.] [BLOW - comments on the rise of shootings and there will be some steps toward changes.]

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