CONCERT FOR NEWTOWN
A CPTV SPECIAL
On Feb 10, 2013, two months after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a concert was held in Newtown, Conn., to bring together the local community in song, spirit and common purpose.
"Concert for Newtown" features performances by Peter Yarrow, Dar Williams, Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia as well as Newtown's own Flagpole Radio Cafe that includes Francine and David Wheeler, the parents of 6-year-old Ben, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012. Musical performances are interwoven with interviews of Peter Yarrow and Francine Wheeler by Bill Moyers. The concert is a deeply moving, tearful yet also joyful event, filled with love and a powerful sense of the Newtown community's commitment to fulfilling the Sandy Hook Promise - that is, to be remembered not as the place where tragedy occurred but as the place where transformational change began.
"I fully believe that this concert will touch the heart of America. It was a most remarkable night, one that shows who we can be when we act with courage and allow our hearts to be open to one another," says Peter Yarrow, a former member of folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, and founder of the non-profit anti-bullying organization, Operation Respect.