A special set to air Monday, April 30, on Freeform marks the first-ever co-production between the youth-oriented channel and ABC News’ “Nightline.” “For Our Lives: Parkland” is a one-hour production tracking how students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14 turned their grief into action in the aftermath of the attack.
“This first-ever partnership between Freeform and ABC News delivers these incredible stories through the lens of ABC News’ award-winning journalism, whose producers have been embedded in the lives of these Parkland students since the tragic event,” Freeform said in announcing the project today. “The impactful messages conveyed in the special are integral to Freeform’s identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that energize and empower young adults to celebrate the power of possibility and inclusivity.”
The special is hosted by award-winning journalist Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.
“Throughout the special, a series of ‘explainers’ from media company ATTN: will air to help provide context to issues being addressed by the student activists,” Freeform notes. “These four fact-based interstitials will address topics such as the state of gun laws in America, semi-automatic weapons, and the importance of young adult involvement in the decisions of our country.”
“For Our Lives: Parkland” is produced by senior executive producer Jeanmarie Condon and executive producer Steven Baker from ABC News. Eric Johnson serves as supervising producer.
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