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Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold - Columbine High School

Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold - Columbine High School

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, April 27, 2013

On April 20th, 1999 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 of their fellow Columbine High School students and one teacher and then committed suicide.  On History Bookshelf Dave Cullen discusses his book “Columbine”, which presents a comprehensive account of the shootings at the Colorado school.  He talks about the psychology of the shooters, how they evolved into killers, and the stories of the victims and survivors.  This program was recorded at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:50am (ET)

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