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After Newtown

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 18, 2012 8:20 AM

One week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS continues its participation in the national conversation begun in Friday's PBS Newshour coverage by bringing together its news and public affairs teams in a joint effort to analyze and illuminate the issues.

After Newtown will address access to guns and the politics of gun laws, mental illness in young adults, the science of detecting violent impulses, and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy and begin to heal. The question of how to respond to this tragedy faces all of us: government at all levels, educators and mental health professionals, the media and individual Americans. It is through this lens that After Newtown will view these crucial issues.

With the resources of the PBS Newshour, Frontline, Washington Week, Need to Know, and NOVA, PBS will bring insight and intelligence to After Newtown -- the hallmarks that have made PBS news programming the most trusted brand in US media. Produced by WNET in New York, in association with WGBH, WETA and PBS NEWSHOUR, the broadcast will be anchored by Gwen Ifill and will include a number of key studio interviews as well as a conversation with regular contributors to Washington Week.

Join witf for After Newtown Friday December 21st at 8pm. Join the national conversation via social media using the twitter hashtag #afternewtownwitf and PBS continue to examine this national tragedy with What Next After Newtown airing Thursday December 27th at 8pm.  More details about that special....

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