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After Newtown

PBS brings together its news and public affairs teams from across the country to analyze and illuminate the issues surrounding the Newtown, Connecticut, school tragedy. The questions of how to respond face us all: government at all levels, educators, mental health professionals, the media, and individual Americans.

The Path to Violence

54m 5s

Psychologists, working with law enforcement officers, have devised tools to prevent violent attacks. The Path to Violence details a powerfully effective Secret Service program - the Safe School Initiative - that's helped schools detect problem behavior. But what about former students, who have already left school?

Episodes

  • The Path to Violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Path to Violence

    S1 E4 - 54m 5s

    Psychologists, working with law enforcement officers, have devised tools to prevent violent attacks. The Path to Violence details a powerfully effective Secret Service program - the Safe School Initiative - that's helped schools detect problem behavior. But what about former students, who have already left school?

  • After Newtown: Guns in America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    After Newtown: Guns in America

    S1 E3 - 55m 7s

    Explore 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 for four hundred years. Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority

  • What Next After Newtown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Next After Newtown

    S1 E2 - 2h 56m

    From WNET-Thirteen in New York, a Public Television special event continuing the coverage of the Newtown shootings: looking for long-term solutions and answers to the tragedy. Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Susie Gharib and Scott Simon host.

  • After Newtown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    After Newtown

    S1 E1 - 56m 28s

    Anchored by Gwen Ifill, the PBS Special addresses such issues as 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. The program features contributions from PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Washington Week, Need to Know, and NOVA.

Extras + Features

  • The Path to Violence - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Path to Violence - Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Psychologists, working with law enforcement officers, have devised tools to prevent violent attacks. "The Path to Violence," details a powerfully effective Secret Service program — the Safe School Initiative — that’s helped schools detect problem behavior.

  • After Newtown: Guns in America - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    After Newtown: Guns in America - Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice and from the Civil War to civil rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative. "After Newtown: Guns In America" traces the evolution of guns in the U.S., their frequent link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.

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    Preview: What Next After Newtown

    S1 E2 - 20s

    PBS Continues its coverage of the Newtown shootings with hosts Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Susie Gharib and Scott Simon. Looking for long-term solutions, the show provides an in-depth analysis of such issues as accessibility of weapons, violence in the media, talking to children and finding a path to healing, school security, public policy and mental illness, the mind of troubled shooters.

  • Preview: After Newtown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: After Newtown

    S1 E1 - 20s

    After Newtown, anchored by Gwen Ifill, addresses such issues as 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. The program features contributions from PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Washington Week, Need to Know, and NOVA.

  • Preview: After Newtown, A Two-Part PBS Special: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: After Newtown, A Two-Part PBS Special

    S1 E1 - 20s

    Part 1: Gwen Ifill anchors After Newtown, featuring contributions from PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Washington Week, NOVA and Need to Know. The show addresses such issues as 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. Part 2: PBS continues its coverage with a live broadcast.

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