GMA: Katie Couric The Sandy Hook Promise & Talking To Newtown Parents

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Katie Couric: The Sandy Hook Promise

Katie Couric came by Good Morning America to talk about her March 4 2013 show that will have her talking to the parents of Newtown about how they are coping with the loss. The special will be a town hall setting in Newton, Connecticut with several of the parents.

Katie Couric said that with the help of a group called The Sandy Hook Promise, she was able to organize this town hall meeting in Newtown, Connecticut. March 14 will mark the three month anniversary of the horrible tragedy in Newtown.

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GMA: Katie Couric The Sandy Hook Promise & Talking To Newtown Parents

Katie Couric came by GMA March 4 2013 to talk about her special town hall meeting with the parents of Newtown. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Katie Couric: Newtown Recovering From Tragedy

GMA rolled a clip of Katie Couric’s special where Monsingor Robert Weiss of St. Rose of Lime Church said, “This event has just stopped everything. We’re going day by day and we’re praying things are going to get better.” The community is still trying to recover from the tragedy. Katie Couric said that despite the national conversations about gun control and the politics of the tragedy, in Newtown, the survivors of the tragedy are leaning on each other to heal. Nicole Hockley, who lost a six-year-old son in the tragedy, said that just because a horrible thing has happened doesn’t mean that their community is changed. “In fact, it’s made us even stronger,” she said.

GMA: Where To Go From Here?

George Stephanopoulos asked Katie Couric what the next step is for Newtown. Couric said that she thought they were just trying to get through every day. She said that one of the parents of Newtown told her that everyone keeps telling him that they can’t imagine his pain. But Katie Couric said the parent also told her that he wants every parent to try to imagine it, so that no one else has to ever face that pain for real.

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