One month after the Newtown shooting, CNN "commemorated" the atrocity
by hosting a string of gun control activists and Democratic politicians
pushing for stricter gun laws.
From the 5 a.m. through the 3 p.m. news hours, CNN hosted fiveguestswhohadparticipated
in the "Demand a Plan" campaign put on by the anti-gun group Mayors
Against Illegal Guns. In addition, two Democratic congressmen and one
Democratic senator appeared on the network and pushed for more gun laws.
Only one Republican made an appearance to argue to the contrary.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, PBS has decided to air a
series of special programming in response to the tragedy in
mid-February. We'll review the specials when they air, but early
indications are that it will be heavily skewed towards more onerous gun
The PBS specials, according to Diane Haithman of Deadline Hollywood,
will be broadcasted between February 18-22. The series “will include a
Frontline special report in collaboration with The Hartford Courant
profiling the shooter; a NOVA documentary about violence and the brain, a
Need To Know report on the “ripple effects of the shooting incident”,
and an update on political action surrounding gun control from
Washington Week With Gwen Ifill.”