Ari and Matt discuss the stories of the week focusing on the fall of Lance Armstrong, the trial of “local hero” Jerry Sandusky, the death of Rodney King, the bullying of Karen Klein, and the story of Pixar’s “Brave”.
Ari and Matt discuss heroism in the Holocaust and provide a few examples that show the different types of heroism that came to surface in a small period of history.
Ari and Matt discuss the problems with talking about heroism in the media. Is it impossible to have an open conversation about heroism? What lessons can we take from the controversy over Chris Hayes’ comments on soldiers as heroes this week?
Also, we put forth the idea of creating a Hero Conference. Who would come? Why? What would it look like?