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Focus on Gun Violence
PBS and VPT offer a variety of special programming that puts a spotlight on gun violence in America – an issue of intense national debate.
Join us online this Friday at 8pm for a screening and live discussion of the one-hour PBS documentary "After Newtown: Guns in America"
Panelists: Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson, D-Essex Jct., the sponsor of H. 124, An Act Relating to Firearms Regulation; and Chris Bradley, secretary of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and VPT Journalist Jon Margolis.
Deer season is a big deal. Vermont has the second lowest violent crime and murder rates in America. Politicians are spooked by the perceived power of the “gun lobby.”
But dig a little deeper and it turns out that, as is common with other conclusions “everybody knows," “everybody” might be wrong.
Monday-Friday, Feb. 18-22, 6 pm
Special features all week explore the issue of gun violence.
After Newtown: Guns In America
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9 pm
An unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms.
Frontline "Raising Adam Lanza"
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 pm
Frontline investigates the life of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza and the town he changed forever after the killings at Sandy Hook
Nova "Mind of a Rampage Killer"
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9 pm
In a special episode, NOVA investigates new theories about what compels rampage killers.
Path to Violence
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10 pm
Explores an effective Secret Service program begun in the wake of Columbine - the Safe School Initiative - that's helped schools detect problem behavior in advance. But despite the progress made, recent attacks have revealed a gaping hole in our safety net.
Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm
The weekly forum for news analysis pays special attention to the issue of gun violence. Hosted by Gwen Ifill.