PBS Offers Special Coverage, Programming and Resources in Response to the Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
PBS NEWSHOUR Provides Extensive Coverage From Uvalde With On-the-Ground Reporting From Chief Correspondent Amna Nawaz
Encore Programs Including FRONTLINE “NRA Under Fire” and INDEPENDENT LENS “Bulletproof” Available for Streaming on the PBS Video App
PBS KIDS Offers Families and Teachers Resources to Navigate Tough Times
PBS LearningMedia Shares Teacher Resources to Facilitate Difficult Conversations About the Tragedy
ARLINGTON, VA; May 26, 2022 – PBS is providing audiences with a range of in-depth reporting, programming and content resources to address the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
PBS NEWSHOUR chief correspondent, Amna Nawaz, and a team of producers are in Uvalde where they will continue to report on the aftermath of the mass school shooting. Additional broadcast and online reporting by PBS NEWSHOUR anchor and managing editor, Judy Woodruff, and PBS NEWS WEEKEND anchor, Geoff Bennett, will extend through this weekend and include coverage of related issues such as the power of the gun lobby, the political potential for gun safety legislation and managing mental health among children and teens.
On Friday, May 27, moderator Yamiche Alcindor will host a special edition of WASHINGTON WEEK (check local listings) focused on guns in America. Her guests will be Jake Sherman, co-founder of Punchbowl News; Zolan Kanno-Youngs, White House correspondent for The New York Times; and Ashley Parker, White House reporter for The Washington Post and senior political analyst for MSNBC.
PBS programs can help families and communities navigate recent events.
The following programs are available for streaming on PBS.org and the PBS Video app:
FRONTLINE “NRA Under Fire”
Once an unrivaled political power, the NRA is facing challenges from all sides. FRONTLINE investigates the organization’s history and evolution, how it aligned with President Donald Trump and his base, and why it is under attack ahead of the 2020 election. An updated version of this documentary will be available in the coming days.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns in America. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown, where FRONTLINE and The Hartford Courant found a town divided and explored how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with our nation’s gun culture and laws.
Encore programming available for broadcast in local PBS markets includes:
INDEPENDENT LENS “Bulletproof” (check local listings)
What is the cost of feeling safe? In an era of mass shootings, lockdown drills and teacher firearms training are as much a part of life as homecoming dances and basketball practice. Take a provocative look at fear, violence, and what Americans will do to feel safe in schools.
PBS KIDS is identifying a list of resources and discussion tools for parents, caregivers and teachers, including:
- How do you talk to your children about scary news events? Encourage your kids to share what they already know, let them ask questions and offer simple, age-appropriate information.
- When something difficult or unexpected happens, kids may experience many different feelings. Here are emergency kits, video clips and activitiesto help families cope in challenging times.
- Teachers and parents can find bilingual resources on PBS LearningMedia's SESAME STREET collection, Difficult Times & Tough Talks, addressing coping with the effects of community violence, trauma, grief, and offering comfort.
- Many children have questions and can feel uneasy when emergencies occur in their communities. WUCF’s Meet the Helpers collection on PBS LearningMediais designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations.
PBS LearningMedia is identifying additional free resources for teachers, including:
- Gunned Down Parents Push for Gun Control Blocked by NRA- Frontline
- Student Reporting Labs React to Newtown- PBS NewsHour
- How One Elementary School Recovered From a Shooting- PBS NewsHour
- Santa Fe Study Guide: Have School Shootings Become Part of American Culture?- PBS NewsHour
- How Media Literacy Helps Teachers and Students Talk about Gun Violence - PBS NewsHour
- Do Active Shooter Drills Do More Harm Than Good? - Above the Noise
- Should Teachers Be Allowed to Carry Guns at School?- Above the Noise
- Why Isn't There More Research about Gun Violence?- Above the Noise
- Where Tragedy Turned to Transformation: Newtown Families Make Promise for Change- Sandy HookPromise
- Say Something: Educator Guide - Sandy Hook Promise
- Start With Hello: Educator Guides- Sandy Hook Promise
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