via press release:
HLN PROGRAMMING NOTE FOR FRIDAY JULY 20 –LIVE COVERAGE OF BREAKING NEWS OUT OF COLORADO (SHOW BY SHOW)
Following HLN’s DAYSIDE coverage of breaking news, the early prime and prime time shows will cover, LIVE, various aspects of the Colorado shooting story:
5:00 pm-7:00 pm, ET — EVENING EXPRESS: Host Ryan Smith and, in her debut as a host on HLN, Kyra Phillips, will dedicate the full two hours to coverage of breaking news in the Colorado shooting story including updates on those injured. Vinnie Politan reports live from an Atlanta theater for movie-goer reaction. He will also discuss the next steps in the legal arena.
7:00-8:00 p.m., ET –- JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL: Live coverage for the full hour. Jane will examine whether the movie had any influence on the suspect, the culture of violence (do we need metal detectors at the movies?), the Columbine comparisons and type of weaponry/explosives used.
8:00-9:00 p.m., ET –-NANCY GRACE: The show will examine how long this massacre may have been planned; what kind of defense can we expect for this alleged mass murderer (will he use the Insanity defense?). Nancy will explore whether the suspect’s background played a role in the killing, and examine how mental health experts will evaluate the alleged killer. Additionally, she will discuss the security precautions that have been put in place and the additional measures needed to make sure the public isn’t put in danger. She will also explore what witnesses/victims should do when faced with an emergency or shooting.
9:00-10:00 p.m., ET –- DR. DREW: Tonight Dr Drew looks at the tragedy in Colorado and asks the question: WHY? Why would someone want to take the lives of innocent people having a good time at the movies? Was it personal? Was it random? -inside the mind of the suspect and find out what was going on before, during, and after the shooting.
-the victims – will they suffer PTSD? Will they be afraid to go out in public again? -what will this to do to Americans as we watch this tragedy unfold? Will you be able to take your kids to the movies again? Will it change your ways? Can you drop off your teens for a night with friends again?
10:00-11:00 p.m., ET – SHOWBIZ TONIGHT: – Tonight’s show will focus on the emotional reaction from the Hollywood community during this premiere weekend of The Dark Knight Rises.