The Giffords shooting: the 'American Idol Effect'
Doctors are "rock stars." Giffords is a "fighter." Her recovery is a "miracle." Ordinary people are "heroes." As we all root for Congresswoman Giffords, has the public, the media and the medical community turned her recovery into a primetime reality show?
- Deborah Tannen: Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University.
- Art Caplan: Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.