UT Tower Shootings
July 28, 2011 10:21 AM Subscribe
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, with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
videos collection, goes back to August 1, 1966.
Former student Charles Whitman starting shooting from the 28th floor of the university tower. KTBS Austin anchor Neal Spelce reported on the breaking story, and the camera crews took big risks to get the footage--you can hear the gunfire in the background of interviews. The archive has the raw tapes
, "unedited and without narration, they are stark and harrowing and painful reminders of Austin's saddest day".
Phil Miller, one of two KTBC reporters who were shot at and rescued some of the victims, has a longish report that's very moving.