Meet the Press   |  April 21, 2013

Boston native Doris Kearns Goodwin shares pride for response

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, a native of Boston, expresses pride in the way citizens united in support for victims of the marathon tragedy.

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>>> the headline of the nightmare's end on saturday morning was fitting, wasn't it?

>> what was so striking about the week is patriots day is boston 's holiday, my hometown. nothing we love more than it because it combines history, which boston loves, the first shot heard around the world in concord, and then you have the baseball game at 11:00 a.m . and it's really the beginning of spring because it's always too cold on 0 ordinary opening day , and then you have the marathon, which we're so proud of you and people from all over the world coming. and as obama called them, the small individuals chose that ritual, chose that place, chose that day for maximum killing and maximum coverage because they knew the ritual was so important. but then the minute it happened, that spirit resolved itself. not only what everybody said, that everybody ran toward the blast, doctors and the nurses were there. the people stayed in lockdown. here they are willing to do this good thing, and then finally when those guys got caught, we were in a bar the night they got caught, and we were watching when he finally comes out and they got him, everybody was just screaming, thank god we got him alive, because they want the answer to the question, why? and then to see the final day back at fenway, people not afraid to go out in massive numbers singing caroline." the yankees sang it, too. and took off their jersey that said "b" on them. we belong to our families. we belong to towour communities. you belong to your hometown. so proud of what boston did this week.