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.