After Newtown: Guns In America
Airs Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, February 11, 2013
It Breaks My Heart: Students React to the Newtown Tragedy
As news of the shooting in Newtown filtered into schools and homes, children and teenagers absorbed the tragedy in very different and personal ways. PBS NewsHour asked the 45 schools in its network of Student Reporting Labs to record interviews with young people about how they first heard about the shooting, their initial reactions and what kinds of conversations they’ve had since.
PBS Parents: How To Help Kids Feel Safe After Tragedy
In the days and weeks following a high-profile tragedy, such as the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings, kids may have a lot of questions about whether something like this could happen to them. It’s normal for both adults and kids to feel anxious after such a publicly devastating event, but there are things you can do to minimize the stress and maintain a sense of normalcy.
In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, PBS will broadcast a series of specials from PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, WASHINGTON WEEK, NOVA, NEED TO KNOW and more, that continue the public conversation on gun laws, mental illness and school security. The “After Newtown” programming airs on PBS stations February 18-22, 2013.
"After Newtown: Guns In America" is an unprecedented exploration of America’s enduring relationship with firearms.
From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th-century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to civil rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative.
Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority and keep the peace. Efforts to curtail their distribution and ownership have triggered epic political battles.
This program traces the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.
FRONTLINE "Raising Adam Lanza" airs Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV (watch a preview below)
NOVA "Mind Of A Rampage Killer" airs Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV (watch a preview below)
"The Path To Violence" airs Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV (watch a preview below)
PBS NEWSHOUR airs weekdays at 7 p.m. on KPBS
WASHINGTON WEEK airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on KPBS
NEED TO KNOW airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS