Tonight: KCET's SoCal Connected to Air Special Report on Mass Shootings at Elementary School in Connecticut

BURBANK, CA - December 14, 2012 - In the wake of today's

mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., SoCal


will air a special report covering the latest news and information on the

school tragedy that has left 28 dead and shaken the nation.



program will cover issues including:  


How to Talk to Your Young Children About



The Anatomy of a Lone Gunman


The President's Emotional Address to the



How the Media Covers National Tragedies



anchor Val Zavala and contributor Madeleine

Brand will speak with Southern California experts to offer insight around these

issues, including Dr. Catherine Mogil, a clinical psychologist and Co-Director

of UCLA's Child and Family Trauma Service, who advises us on what to tell our

kids; and Stephen Diamond, a forensic psychologist who will discuss the

psychology of a mass shooter. Tonight's episode airs at 7 p.m. and repeats

at 10:30 p.m.





, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia

awards, 17 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie

Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Best News

Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV

Program" of 2009, airs nightly at 5:30 p.m. with an encore at 10 p.m.

(beginning Dec. 17) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes

online or to leave comments, please visit



is made possible through the generous support

of The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim

and Anne Rothenberg; the MaddocksBrown Foundation; The John Randolph Haynes and

Dora Haynes Foundation; and The California Endowment. 





online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and

educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide

range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public

television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,

duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a

hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the

issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET

has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public

affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its

quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community

services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community

institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive

content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.


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