Some families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have moved out of town, some will take a vacation and go far from Newtown on December 14th, and others will be home on the one year mark of one of the darkest chapters in Connecticut history.
December 14, 2013 will be a somber day in Newtown, and town leaders are hoping people there can reflect, pray, and cry in private. Sunday on Face the State on WFSB, First selectman Pat Llodra asked all members of the media to stay away on that day.
“We are on a grief journey and we are healing and the media can be an impediment to that healing because it creates some barriers that are difficult for our community.”
WFSB management has announced the Eyewitness News team will not be in Newtown on December 14th. Instead, each day leading up to the 14th, we have been profiling those who died in the shooting. Here is the official word from the station: http://www.wfsb.com/story/24122521/no-wfsb-crews-will-be-in-newtown-on-dec-14
Llodra expressed gratitude to the media for spreading the message of what her town has been through in the past year, and how her constituents are healing. She also told me how the town has changed and what she expects in the future. Llodra shared with me her most difficult moment in the past year. The link to the interview is right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9583810
I asked Llodra about the official report from the State’s Attorney into the shooting and for analysis on the report we are joined by Ryan McGuigan, a former assistant state’s attorney. McGuigan helped Face the State viewers understand some of the details of the report, and gave us a behind the scenes understanding of what it takes to put a report like this together.
You can watch Ryan McGuigan right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9583817
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