When a shooter took aim at the University of Texas of Austin campus from the top of the UT Tower on Aug. 1, 1966, no one had any reference point for such an attack. The Texas Standard spoke to people who were there that day as part of a documentary.
Listen to the documentary below, and see stories, videos and documents at towershooting.org. Also, read a Texas Tribune story about the armed civilian who helped stop tower sniper Charles Whitman 50 years ago.
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