Texas News Outlets Defend Decision To Show Shooting Video From Uvalde

Family members of some of the children killed in Uvalde are outraged at the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV Austin’s airing of surveillance video from inside Robb Elementary School. Texas officials are also furious about the leak. The Statesman and KVUE decided not to wait. The paper stated its reasons for publishing. And the TV station did the same when it interrupted afternoon programming — in this case, ABC’s coverage of the Jan. 6 hearing — to show carefully selected clips from the video. “We’re doing this for these people,” anchor Bryan Mays said while showing the faces of the dead, “for their families in Uvalde, for the people of the city, and really the people of the state of Texas who have been desperate to learn what happened inside that school back in May.”

Morning Shows Cover Texas Church Massacre

After Sunday’s shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, the network morning shows offered extended coverage of the massacre Monday morning.