Day: February 5, 2020

After the shootings: pain, panic, heroics and survival

The Baca sisters (shown here) seemed to be having sunny lives. They were cheerleaders, twin teens in Las Vegas. Fans of country music in general and Jason Aldean in particular, they went to a high-energy, outdoor concert on Valentine’s Day in 2018.
Then came the rifle fire. “My boyfriend … picked me up and we ran for safety,” Gianna said.
Her sister Natalia gradually realized she’d been shot in the back. She headed to a medical tent, where an off-duty firefighter stepped in. “Dean (McAuley) said, ‘Don’t let your eyes come off me.’” He wanted to make sure she didn’t drift off, as they looked for a ride to the hospital.
The sisters recalled that day in an interview (alongside survivor-helpers Lonnie and Sandy Phillips) and at a Television Critics Association session. They’re featured in “In Memoriam,” a powerful documentary that debuts at 9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 8) on Investigation Discovery. Read more…

Best-bets for Feb. 7: Mac is back

1) “MacGyver” season-opener, 8 p.m., CBS. There’s an action surplus on CBS; “MacGyver” finally returns, nine months after its last new episode. Now the team can again tackle an impossible mission: At an elegant party (shown here), it team must slip off, find crucial information and transmit a copy without being noticed. There’s no Phoenix Foundation to help; our heroes are working with a quirky British ex-spy, played, by Henry Ian Cusick of “Lost.” Read more…