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Raising Adam Lanza

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Feb 12, 2013 9:20 PM

The Hartford Courant and Frontline will join forces to examine the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The news organizations will explore answers to critical questions sparked by the tragedy: Who was Adam Lanza, and what was the nature of his relationship with his mother? Will this tragedy profoundly change the divisive debate over guns in America?

Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. He left no known friends, no diary. He destroyed his computer and any evidence it might have provided. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. In collaboration with The Hartford CourantFrontline looks for answers to the central—and so far elusive--question: who was Adam Lanza?

Also this hour: In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns in America. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown, where Frontline finds a town divided and explores how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with our nation’s gun culture and laws. 

The two-part episode of Frontline's Raising Adam Lanza and Newtown Divided premieres Tuesday, February 19, at 10:00pm witf TV.

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