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Top Stories: Sounds Of Heartache And Hope As Obama, Dallas Mourns Slain Officers

Elizabeth Myong
A girl walks past the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas while the memorial service for slain officers was going on inside.

The top local story from the KERA today: President Obama's visit to Dallas to join his predecessor, an array of state and local luminaries, and a symphony hall full of law enforcement officers mourning five of their own.

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center was the focal point of an emotional day -- a day of heartache and hope, of pain and perseverance.


Mayor Mike Rawlings opened the service by talking how those shots pierced the soul of his city.

The centerpiece of the event was a 40-minute address by President Obama – who tapped into a nation’s grief and yet held out for healing.

KERA's reporters check in from inside and outside the Meyerson, and from Love Field airport, where the president and vice president arrived and departed.

And then KERA takes a look back at the day in sound.

Rick Holter was KERA's vice president of news. He oversaw news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.