60 Minutes April 7 2013
For its April 7 2013 broadcast, 60 Minutes profiled the rising profile of NBA star Jeremy Lin, and spent some time pondering the grief and determination of families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012. The parents of Newtown spent some time reflecting with 60 Minutes this week.
60 Minutes Update: Pioneer Hotel Fire
Recently, 60 Minutes explored Louis Taylor’s story and the Pioneer Hotel Fire. On Tuesday, April 2 2013, Taylor was released in a plea bargain after 40 years behind bars for a crime he says he did not commit.
60 Minutes: Sandy Hook Promise, Newtown Families & Gun Control Reform
Sandy Hook Promise is an organization that hopes to prevent another school massacre from devastating the lives of other families. Find out the inroads they have made in their home state of Connecticut, where gun reform became a bipartisan effort. These families want to use their tragedy to force a change, and they are not going to let their voices or the memories of their loved ones be silenced.
60 Minutes: Parents of Newtown Update & Straw Purchases
It has been almost four months since an unthinkable shooting devastated families, leaving siblings and parents with lasting emotional wounds. Find out how the families are coping, and why they are determined to take their voices to Washington, D.C. and push for a national change in the conversation. Also, learn why the reforms these families want would help curb straw purchases.
60 Minutes: Jeremy Lin Racism, Linsanity & Christian Faith
Jeremy Lin became a household name during the Linsanity craze. But his basketball career almost never happened at all, and he said that racism played a part in his struggles on the court, from his earliest days as a kid to his recruitment prospects for college and the NBA. What does the league commissioner have to say about this perception?