House Homeland Security Committee Will Look Into Boston Bombing

Look for a hearing in the House Homeland Security Committee
on how the Boston Marathon bombing was pulled off and how to prevent a repeat.

That came after Friday's capture of the second suspect -- the
first is dead. At a press conference following the capture, FBI special agent
Richard DesLauriers said he was "very, very grateful" for the media's
help in circulating the videos and photos that helped capture/kill the alleged

In a statement Friday, committee Chairman Michael McCaul
(R-Texas) commended law enforcement for their efforts, calling the manhunt
"monumental." But he also indicated his committee would need to look
into the bombing, given its success.

"While several plots of this nature have
been thwarted, this is the first to succeed.  Americans must not back down
in the face of terrorism, and we will continue to look for those would attempt
to do us harm," he said. "In the coming weeks the Homeland Security
Committee will begin to ask how this happened, and how we can prevent it from
happening again."

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.