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Freeform, ABC News’ “Nightline” line up Parkland doc

Disney–ABC Television Group-owned cable network Freeform has partnered with ABC News’ Nightline on a documentary that provides insight into the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...
April 20, 2018

Disney–ABC Television Group-owned cable network Freeform has partnered with ABC News’ Nightline on a documentary that provides insight into the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The hour-long For Our Lives: Parkland will feature footage captured by ABC News reporters documenting a group of students who have been leading a campaign of gun control since the Valentine’s Day shooting that left 17 teachers and pupils dead. The program, marks the first-ever partnership between Freeform and ABC News’ Nightline.

Hosted by journalist Elaine Welteroth, the special offers audiences an in-depth look into the student-led meetings with state lawmakers, the resumption of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the shooting, the national school walk-outs, culminating with the “March For Our Lives” in Washington D.C.

The project will also feature a series of “explainers” from media company ATTN: that provide context to issues and conversations addressed by these student activists. The four fact-based interstitials will “address topics such as the state of gun laws in America, semi-automatic weapons, and the importance of young adult involvement in the decisions of our country,” the network said in a press release.

For Our Lives: Parkland premieres April 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.

Jeanmarie Condon¬†serves as senior executive producer with ABC News’ Steven Baker as executive producer. Eric Johnson¬†is supervising producer.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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