After Newtown brings together news and public affairs teams from across PBS to further national conversation about recent tragedies.

Anchored by Gwen Ifill, the program 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 in-studio interviews and conversations with regular contributors to Washington Week. Contributions from PBS hallmark news programming PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Washington Week, Need to Know, and NOVA provide insight and analysis to After Newtow by pooling resources for the special.

After Newtown will be streamed to national audiences at PBS.org/afternewtown and will be available after broadcast. On the site, viewers can also learn more about the issues discussed and are encouraged to join the national conversation by using the Twitter hashtag #afternewtown.

PBS Special After Newtown, Friday at 7 p.m. on PBS 6.

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