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Guns in America

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Feb 14, 2013 8:27 AM

Photo by Courtesy of Jonathan Silvers/Saybrook Productions

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.

Join us for this special presentation on witf TV Tuesday February 19 at 9:00pm.  This program will be followed by a special Frontline on Raising Adam Lanza. More details....

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  • Michael Bannerman img 2013-02-14 15:59

    Will this be available on the internet for people outside your viewing area?

    • Fred Vigeant img 2013-02-14 16:08

      It will be airing on PBS stations across the country next Tuesday. It may be available online after it is broadcast from our online viewer.

  • Michael Barkley img 2013-02-14 18:16

    Sometime over the next 100 years, the following is inevitable, but the sooner the better: http://www.mjbarkl.com/repeal.htm --mike, 2012/2014 Candidate CA-10