SPECTRUM News has full coverage of the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas at Austin tower shooting, and how victims remember that fateful day a half century later. Watch our half hour special below:

Cinema Spotlight: Keith Maitland, Director of 'Tower'
The story of the UT tower shooting is shown like never before in the acclaimed documentary TOWER. The Texas-made indie film mixes first hand testimony with rotoscope animation and archival footage. It'll come to theaters in October.Friday, July 29, 2016 at 05:25 PM CDT
UT Tower Shooting: 4 Survivors' Firsthand Accounts
To mark the solemn 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting, Time Warner Cable News' Ed Greenberger and Andy Brooksbank talked to four people who survived the shooting.Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 09:58 AM CDT
Family Shares Private Memories of Kathy Leissner Whitman
Kathy was married to Charles Whitman, the man who terrorized downtown Austin from UT’s landmark tower. In a Skype interview, writer and English professor, Jo Scott-Coe, shares her experience researching Kathy’s life. Scott-Coe came across her story while writing a book on the religious and cultural context of the UT tower tragedy.Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 02:37 PM CDT
Author of 'A Sniper in the Tower' Speaks on Book's Relevancy
For years, Gary Lavergne traveled across the nation, exploring the 1966 mass-shooting from the top of the UT tower. His book, ‘A Sniper in the Tower,' chronicles conversations, memories and artifacts surrounding the shooting. Friday, July 29, 2016 at 08:48 PM EDT
Changes in Gun Culture Since 1966 UT Tower Shootings
The gun culture in Texas and across the country has changed a lot since the 1960s, where a single event stands out in time when talking about guns. Changes in Texas gun culture aren't only seen through the back of truck windows. One of the most obvious places people can see a difference since 1966 is on college campuses.Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 03:44 PM CDT
How UT Tower Shooting Launched Brackenridge Trauma Center
It has been 50 years since the U-T tower shooting forever changed the Forty Acres. It was a tragedy that left the city in shock and tested the resources of that time. Brackenridge hospital's disaster plan in 1966 is credited with saving numerous lives the day of the shooting. Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 01:26 PM CDT
The Psychology of Mass Shootings
As the 50th anniversary of that dark day nears, it's hard to avoid the fact that mass shootings have become more common. A major difference between then and now, however, is how attacks are regarded.Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 01:34 PM CDT
FBI Increases Efforts to Limit Identification of Mass Shooters
Experts say some mass shooters commit their crimes simply for the notoriety, which is why the FBI is enlisting the media's help to change that with an initiative called Don't Name Them. It's an effort that has roots in Central Texas. Pete Blair is the director of research for the ALERRT active shooter training program at Texas State.Friday, July 29, 2016 at 04:58 PM CDT
The UT Shooting and the Development of SWAT Response
Bombarded with violence of its own, Los Angeles police began developing tactics for dealing with mass casualty and threat situations.Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:38 AM CDT
Tower Shooting Anniversary Coincides With Campus Carry Rule Enaction
A new law that's set to take effect Monday will allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to bring them to class. It's a topic that's launched a summer-long debate culminating with the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower Shooting.Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 03:03 PM CDT
Dolph Briscoe Center Archives UT Tower Shooting-Related Documents
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History has kept police reports, photos and Charles Whitman's writings and publications from the day of the UT Tower shooting. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM CDT
UT Unveils Website Dedicated to History of 1966 Tower Shooting
The history department at UT is unveiling a website dedicated to the 1966 Tower Shooting that changed Austin, and the country, forever. The project took approximately seven months to complete.Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 01:13 PM CDT
Austin History Center’s ‘UT Tower Shooting’  Exhibit Provides Perspective
The Austin History Center is unveiling a new exhibit less than a week before the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting.Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 06:54 AM CDT
University of Texas Commemorates Tower Shooting with Memorial Service
The University of Texas commemorated the 50-year anniversary of its mass shooting from the iconic tower on campus on Monday. The UT bell tower tolled its chimes for each of the lives lost in the shooting and officials rededicated an existing monument in a memorial service.Monday, August 1, 2016 at 09:24 PM CDT
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