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February 20th, 2013
11:28 AM ET

PBS documentary sheds new light on Newtown shooter Adam Lanza – Producer Frank Koughan explains

A new PBS documentary is shedding light Adam Lanza, the man behind the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Frank Koughan, writer and producer of "Raising Adam Lanza," talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" this morning to talk about what he learned from interviews with family and friend, and shares some of the biggest revelations of Lanza's life.


Filed under: Crime • Lanza • Newtown • Sandy Hook • Sandy Hook Elementary
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  1. Libertarian

    Any good reason you did not "approve" my comment, CNN? Hitting a little too close to home?

    CNN has YET to explain why they used a piece of video footage that was NOT from the Sandy Hook school, but was instead from the St.Rose of Lima School in Newtown, and could NOT have been shot on the same morning – because THE ST.ROSE CLIP WAS SHOT IN LATE AFTERNOON! That means they already HAD the St. Rose clip showing a bunch of brown-uniformed police running toward the building, but used this footage – "stock" or "file" footage, or perhaps something more sinister of a reason why they had the clip – without telling the public that it was not real footage from Sandy Hook!

    And think people: How would CNN have had a news chopper above the school before the cops even got there?

    It was aired during the day on 12/14, so the footage in question was shot NO LATER THAN the day BEFORE the shooting. Why did they even have such footage, and why was it used? It is obviously late afternoon footage, as the shadows are very long and point toward the EAST – which means the sun was LOW in the WEST.

    If you doubt any of this, search Youtube and find the video clip that CNN showed. Try searching on the phrase "CNN
    Caught Airing Fake Sandy Hook Footage."

    After you see this, use Google maps to look at the overhead view of both Sandy Hook Elementary and the St. Rose of Lima School, both in Newtown, CT. Observe the features of the grounds, that show BEYOND ANY DOUBT that the
    "cops running toward school" bit of the video clip is from St. Rose, and not Sandy Hook. Observe the direction and length of the shadows in the clip, and compare that to the orientation of the St. Rose school on the map. You can clearly
    see that the very long shadows point EAST.

    February 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Libertarian

    Someone should be shedding some light on CNN's deceptive actions on December 14, 2012.

    CNN has YET to explain why they used a piece of video footage that was NOT from the Sandy Hook school, but was instead from the St.Rose of Lima School in Newtown, and could NOT have been shot on the same morning – because THE ST.ROSE CLIP WAS SHOT IN LATE AFTERNOON! That means they already HAD the St. Rose clip showing a bunch of brown-uniformed police running toward the building, but used this footage – "stock" or "file" footage, or whatever, without telling the public that it was not real footage from Sandy Hook!

    And think people: How would CNN have had a news chopper above the school before the cops even got there?

    It was aired during the day on 12/14, so the footage in question was shot NO LATER THAN the day BEFORE the shooting. Why did they even have such footage, and why was it used? It is obviously late afternoon footage, as the shadows are very long and point toward the EAST – which means the sun was LOW in the WEST.

    CNN IS LYING TO US!

    February 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mark G.

    Future killers must love these kinds of stories thinking they will soon be getting all this attention and infamy.Thanks again for creating more monsters CNN. Now you not only get to report the news, you also get to create it!

    February 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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