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PBS airing week of Newtown shooting coverage

Date January 14, 2013

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - PBS will air a week of specials in February focused on the Newtown, Conn., shootings, the network announced Monday.

Each night of "After Newtown" coverage will begin with a "PBS Newhour" focused on topics connected to the shooting, including violence in the media, gun control, and how other cities that have suffered mass shootings have dealt with their tragedies.

The series will also feature a "Frontline" special report, "Raising Adam Lanza." Created in collaboration with The Hartford Courant, it will profile the shooter, examine his relationship with his mother, and investigate American gun culture.

A "Nova" program, meanwhile, will focus on violence and the brain, while a "Need to Know" will discuss the ripple effects of the shooting. "Washington Week With Gwen Ifill" will look at how politicians are reacting to the tragedy.

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