This program is 29 minutes long
(Newtown, Connecticut: Anne Thompson) The tragedy in Connecticut reviewed; scenes/photos shown from outside the school; reverse 911 call to parents played. [KIDS - describe what happened.] [Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul VANCE†- describes the police response.] [Student’s BROTHER – describes what he saw.] [Father Richard WILFORD†- comments.] [Danbury Hospital Dr. John MURPHY†- explains the hospital’s response.]
(Newtown, Connecticut: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigation into the shooting by Adam Lanza reviewed; scenes shown of police at the school; details given about another victim, who may be Lanza’s mother, at his house. [Newtown police Lt. George SINKO†- comments on the horrific scene.] [Governor Dannel MALLOY††- says the perpetrator and a person he lived with are dead.] [FBI PROFILER – says by killing the children he was killing part of his mother.] The legal purchase of Lanza’s guns by his mother noted. Lanza’s motive discussed.
(Newtown, Connecticut: Brian Williams) President Obama’s emotional address noted. [OBAMA – says they were beautiful little kids and had their entire lives ahead of them; says our hearts are broken today.]
(Newtown, Connecticut: Kate Snow) The mourning in the community featured. [SINKO – says this is the worst thing we’ve had to experience in this town.] [Several PEOPLE, business owner Marci BENITEZ††– comment on the town and the tragedy.] [VANCE – says everyone’s supporting everyone.]
(Newtown, Connecticut: Brian Williams, Ann Curry) The closeness of the Newtown/Sandy Hook community discussed; photos shown of children and parents. [St. Rose of Lima church Monsignor Robert WEISS†- comments on the emotions and reactions.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The reignited debate over gun control examined; details given about mass shootings this year, the citizens’ petition on the White House website and gunshot victim former Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly’s joining of a Facebook call for gun control; Twitter and Facebook comments and NRA statement quoted. [President OBAMA – says we’re going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this.] [Colorado Governor John HICKENLOOPER†- says we can’t postpone the discussion on a national level every time there’s a shooting.] [Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence/Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin GODDARD†- calls for background checks on all gun sales.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The reaction across the country to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut featured; social media comments quoted; photos shown from outside the school. [In Chicago, Oregon, Albany, New York, Winnetka, Illinois and Los Angeles, several PEOPLE, Columbine High School Principal Frank DeANGELIS††– react.]