Mass Shooting and the Mood in America – October 08, 2017

Perspective with Alison Smith

Mass Shooting and the Mood in America – October 08, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Mass shooting and the mood in America.

Alison speaks to Cindi Moon Reed, a journalist with Las Vegas Weekly, about this past week’s events and how the city is coping in its aftermath.

James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Magazine, speaks to Alison about gun violence as well as the hopes and fears amongst Americans for their country’s future.

Sarah Kendzior, journalist and op-ed writer for the Globe and Mail, comments on the mood in America in light of the recent violence, natural disasters and political developments.

Alison talks to Judy Fox, the Director of the International Disaster Psychology Program at the University of Denver, about the impact mass shootings and other traumatic events might have on individuals and communities in the United States.


Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is one of Canada’s best known and respected broadcast journalists. As an anchor and reporter for more than three decades, she was a senior award-winning member of the CBC News team. She has reported from every Canadian province and territory and across the globe.

She has hosted a wide range of network TV and radio news programs including The National, CBC News Morning and CBC Radio’s The World at Six. As a live news anchor, reporter and foreign correspondent, some of the stories she has covered include the September 11th attacks, the death of Princess Diana, elections in Israel, South Africa and Mexico and as Washington correspondent, she covered the historic election of US President Barack Obama.

She is a multiple Gemini nominee and has won international recognition for her work including a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media, a Friendship Award from South African Women for Women, and was named a Woman of Achievement by Hadassah-WIZO Canada. She was educated at the University of British Columbia and Ryerson University. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Okanagan University College (now UBC Okanagan).