CNN Radio News Day: December 14, 2012
NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 14: Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.
December 14th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: December 14, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • A shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut has left at least 27 people dead, including the suspected gunman. A majority of those killed were children. It's the latest incident in a series of mass shootings this year, and is another reminder of the 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado. Dr. Frank Ochberg led the counseling teams following the Columbine shooting and he is a former FBI psychiatrist dealing with PTSD. CNN Radio talks with Ochberg about how best to cope and talk with survivors in the aftermath of such shootings:


CNN PROFILES: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'giant steps'
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reveals the secret to the shot that made him the highest scoring player in NBA history, and the passion for education that set him up for life after basketball.
December 14th, 2012
07:00 AM ET

CNN PROFILES: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'giant steps'

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Editor's Note: Listen to the full interview in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) - Imagine facing Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the plate. Baseball, he tells us in this CNN Profile, was his first love. As an unusually tall boy, he was a force on the mound. His fast ball was FAST. Plenty of force. Not enough finesse. Who knew?

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is full of surprises.

For basketball fans, Jabbar explains here in the clearest way I've ever heard, what made his signature shot – the sky hook – virtually unstoppable.

It wasn't his 7-foot-2-inch frame - although of course that was part of it.

It wasn't the flick of his wrist at the top of his arch or the way the ball rolled off his fingertips - although those were key ingredients too.

If you go to YouTube and study the sky hook highlite reels - watch closely what happens between the time Abdul-Jabbar gets the ball and the time he releases it. FULL POST

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