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Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / A Discussion #857679

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007
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(Virginia Tech: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the videotape sent by Cho Seung-Hui, the shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre, to NBC introduced.

(Blacksburg, Virginia: Gary Tuchman) Cho's multi-media manifesto mailed the day of the killings at the dorm and classroom building examined; excerpts from the videotape, including Cho's spoken words and many photos, shown. The question of when Cho made the "surreal" videotape discussed.

(Virginia Tech: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) Messages sent from Cho to two female students reviewed; his words quoted; details given from the results of the court decision on Cho's mental state, from the two notes he left behind and plays he wrote; excerpts shown from Cho's videotape. [Cook Counseling Center Dr. Christopher FLYNN†- comments.] [Criminologist James Alan FOX†- offers an assessment of Cho.] [Virginia state police Col. Steven FLAHERTY†- comments on analyzing the package sent to NBC.] [Roommate "ANDY", poetry professor Nikki GIOVANNI - comment on Cho's behavior.]

(Virginia Tech: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie† about Cho; excerpts shown from Cho's videotape. [McCRARY - talks about Cho's paranoid persecutorial delusions with an elaborate blaming system; states it takes a long period to reach a state of violence and that this is an act of suicide.] [MOHANDIE - comments on why Cho made the tape, about how he wants to punish society because he is an "injustice collector," his violent fantasy life, how he reveals himself in the video and how he was a hypersensitive "loner".]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary;
Kaye, Randi

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