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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 and the PBS Video app: 


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. 

FRONTLINE “Newtown Divided” 

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: 

 PBS LearningMedia is identifying additional free resources for teachers, including:  


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