Connecticut Hearings

If you want to get an idea of what may be coming our way, and what arguments will be used by either side, check out the hearings Connecticut just held.

Live Coverage of Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Public Hearing at Newtown High School

Hartford, CT – On Wednesday, January 30, the Connecticut Network will have live coverage of the legislatively-created special Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety full panel public hearing at Newtown High School. The hearing is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The public hearing will be available on local CT-N stations as well as online.

The Connecticut Network also covered the three working group informational forums and public hearings held prior to this public hearing. That coverage can be found in the on-demand section of the CT-N website at   or by clicking on the links below.*At this time, the Mental Health Services hearing is still underway. It will be available on demand when it has completed.

January 25, 2013 – School Safety Working Group

            Informational Forum - 

            Public Hearing - 

January 28, 2013 – Gun Violence Prevention Working Group

            Informational Forum -  

Public Hearing - 

January 29, 2013 – Mental Health Services Working Group *Currently underway

The group is a special bipartisan task force on gun violence prevention and children’s safety, charged with making recommendations regarding Sandy Hook as well as broader safety and children’s issues. The group, comprised of legislators, will report to the legislative leaders by the end of February.

Pool Feed Details: Media outlets may obtain a clean, 4:3 standard-definition, feed of CT-N’s coverage of the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety at Newtown Public High School on January 30. The feed will be available via the AT&T Hartford Video Switch. Any outlets interested in the program are asked to make the feed request by 12 p.m. on Wednesday (1/30/13). Please contact Joe Patriss at (860) 240-0367.

There will also be a mult-box available at Newtown High School. This will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CT-N is available full-time on U-Verse channel 83 and on expanded basic cable statewide.  Visit ct-n.comto find the channel location for the network in your community or to watch online.  All Connecticut Network programming is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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