PBS and CPTV, Connecticut’s PBS Affiliate, Will Present A Series of “After Newtown” Documentaries and News Specials Next Week
Monday, February 18 through Friday, February 22 on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); Airtimes noted below
- Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m.: PBS Newshour—The one-hour newscast features a segment on Aurora, Colorado, where a massacre took place in a movie theater last summer during the midnight premiere of The Dark Night Rises.
- Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.: PBS Newshour—The newscast explores violent video games and violent behavior.
- Tuesday, February 19 at 9 p.m.: Guns in America—Gun technology changes since the Colonial era and Americans’ relationships with guns are chronicled in this one-hour documentary.
- Tuesday, February 19 at 10 p.m.: Frontline: Raising Adam Lanza—In collaboration with The Hartford Courant, Frontline showcases a psychological profile of the Sandy Hook gunman. The show looks for answers to the central—and so far elusive—question: Who was Adam Lanza? This special also explores President Obama’s actions regarding gun policy since Sandy Hook.
- Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m.: PBS Newshour—The science of violence and the brain are explored.
- Wednesday, February 20 at 9 p.m.: NOVA: Mind of a Rampage Killer—As the nation tries to understand the tragic events at Newtown, NOVA correspondent Miles O’Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die.
- Wednesday, February 20 at 10 p.m.: The Path to Violence—The national law-enforcement strategies implemented since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School are examined. The show also looks at how there is still “a gaping hole in the safety net.”
- Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.: PBS Newshour—The newscast features a segment on the increase in gun license applications since Newtown.
- Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m.: PBS Newshour—The topic of gun violence as a public health issue is explored.
- Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m.: Washington Week with Gwen Ifill—Gwen Ifill and guests discuss how Washington lawmakers are dealing with gun control.
- Friday, February 22 at 8:30 p.m.: Need to Know—PBS’s TV newsmagazine explores the ripple effects of a single, fatal shooting incident.