Moyers & Company: The Sandy Hook Promise
Catalogue Number: 394444
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Criminal Justice & Law, Guidance, Politics, Social Issues, Violence
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 57
The grief of Francine and David Wheeler, whose son Ben was killed in the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has led them to the Sandy Hook Promise, a nationwide group founded by Newtown, Connecticut, friends and neighbors to heal the hurt and find new ways to talk about and campaign against the scourge of gun violence. One of their allies is folksinger/activist Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame), who joined with the Wheelers and others in a concert of harmony, resilience, and solidarity. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Francine Wheeler and Peter Yarrow discuss with Bill the power of music to create change and their mission to protect people from gun violence. Later, the conversation continues as David Wheeler joins his wife to talk about what can be done and if the gun issue can be addressed rationally in a way that includes diverse viewpoints and bypasses partisan brinkmanship.
Broadcast date: May 3, 2013.
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