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PBS Shows to Take In-Depth Look at Newtown School Shootings

January 15, 2013  |  1:00pm
PBS Shows to Take In-Depth Look at Newtown School Shootings

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, PBS has announced plans to air a series of programs examining the aftereffects of the Newtown school shootings.

Titled “After Newtown,” the week-long series—set to run from Feb. 18 to 22— will be spread across a number of PBS shows, including PBS NewsHour, Frontline and Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. In addition, the science series Nova will air a documentary on violence and the brain.

The Frontline report, meanwhile, will focus on Adam Lanza, the man responsible for the massacre. The program will be produced in conjunction with The Hartford Courant.

In a statement, PBS reps said they hope the series will “continue the public conversation” on the topics of gun laws, mental illness and school security.

“PBS is not where you go for breaking news. Where we can add to the conversation is to step back … and say, ‘OK, where are the big issues and where does this take us?’” PBS chief Paula Kerger said during a meeting of the Television Critics Association (TCA).

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