I held on to a couple of digital memorabilia from the event. One is an audio capture from the NOAA Weather Radio, classified as a Civil Emergency Message and presumably broadcast across Texas and Louisiana:
Civil Emergency Message (mp3)
The other is this weather radar capture from Shreveport, LA with the shuttle debris clearly visible across the display:
My heart goes out to the families of those who gave their lives in the name of space science. It is not for me to judge whether accidents like this should have happened or not, but they did and we must move forward.