Sober and professional breaking news coverage of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
From the morning of the shootings and in the painful days that followed, CBS News covered the mass shooting in Newtown with professionalism and integrity. Reporting across the network’s programs consistently gave viewers context, and explored many dimensions of the tragedy including the popularity of the AR 15 rifle used in the shootings and its place in America’s gun culture, and the inner most thoughts of the grieving families. The political battle over gun control in Washington and an exclusive interview with Mayor Mike Bloomberg were also featured in their coverage. CBS News was unflinching in showing the "fog of war" reporting in the first confusing hours, and Scott Pelley’s conversation on “60 Minutes” with seven of the families that lost children was remarkable for its courage and candor.
Scott Pelley, Bob Schieffer, Charles Osgood, Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, John Miller, Bob Orr, Wyatt Andrews, Jim Axelrod, Nancy Cordes, Seth Doane, Major Garrett, Steve Hartman, Rebecca Jarvis, Anthony Mason, Michelle Miller, Erin Moriarty, Elaine Quijano, Chip Reid, Richard Schlesinger, Martha Teichner, Ben Tracy, Lou Young, anchors and correspondents; Al Briganti, Bill Owens, executive editors; Mary Hager, Chris Licht, Rand Morrison, Michael Rosen, Jennifer Siebens, Patricia Shevlin, Susan Zirinsky, executive producers; Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, vice president of news, David Rhodes, president of CBS News; Jeff Fager, chairman, CBS News and executive producer, 60 Minutes.
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