To support a special week of "After Newtown" specials on CPTV, the CPBN Media Lab travelled to Trinity College in Hartford to hear directly from students who are just a decade removed from elementary classrooms, like the one that propelled Newtown, Connecticut and Sandy Hook elementary school onto the National stage and into the National conscience. The Trinity students we interviewed attended elementary schools throughout the United States, including Florida, Illinois, Vermont and Connecticut and from other countries, including China.
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Listen as they discuss Vice President Biden’s speech, Governor Malloy’s legislation proposals and the gun conversation in America. Also hear from a law enforcement officer and psychologist working with first responders in Newtown about post-traumatic stress disorder. Listen now
PBS and CPTV will air the following specials in an effort to present the facts, the science, and the history behind the issues raised to new levels in Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
• 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.: After Newtown: Guns in America—A history of guns in America, beginning with the first European settlements in the New World. Also: the political battles that have erupted over gun-control initiatives; the competing visions of national identity that guns and gun control represent.
• 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, and what was the nature of his relationship with his mother? 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. Also, what can be done to prevent mass shootings, including expanding the Safe School Initiative to encompass parents and families. Finally,whether the nation is prepared for a conversation about school safety, civil liberties and gun control.
• 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.