Live Tweeting PBS Frontline Episode “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA”

Thanks to a recommendation from my fellow sociologist of guns, Jennifer Carlson, I was asked by the digital content manager for PBS’s FRONTLINE to participate in live Tweeting before, during, and after the premier of their upcoming episode, “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA.”

The episode airs at 10:00am Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 6th. I will be Tweeting from @gunculture2pt0 and PBS will be tweeting from @frontlinepbs — using the hashtag #GunnedDown.

Frontline Gunned DownHere is a brief description of the episode by PBS: “How the NRA became a powerful lobbying force. Included: remarks from individuals on both sides of the gun-control debate, including former NRA spokesman John Aquilino; Vice President Joe Biden; and former NRA executive vice president Warren Cassidy.”

A five minute YouTube preview video is also available:

I was also asked to suggest to PBS Frontline some individuals who might live Tweet the episode from a more pro-gun perspective. I will be interested to see who they may have asked and who may have said yes.

Of course, anyone can Tweet the event using the hashtag #GunnedDown, so I will look forward to “seeing” old and new virtual friends/colleagues Tuesday night.


Published by David Yamane

Sociologist at Wake Forest U, student of gun culture, tennis player, racket stringer (MRT), whisk(e)y drinker, bow-tie wearer, father, husband. Not necessarily in that order.

2 thoughts on “Live Tweeting PBS Frontline Episode “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA”

  1. Gunned Down;…. Showed some of the major killings in the United States, but DIDN’T show some of the “anti-gun” groups trying to eliminate the NRA. Although they think that politicians will keep the NRA alive… isn’t true. !!!! No one wanted a Black President, but since the people liked Obama’s policies the best, made him win..!!!
    Well, if enough people realize how sick our country is “having guns avail to kill people”, the laws will change, and the NRA will be history.

  2. All one sided as usual !! All persons responsible for these cruel deaths were mentally disturbed. Throughout the program, they kept saying “do something” but everything suggested would not have prevented these acts from being done again. People out of prison by parole or probation or mentally ill, yet no one was held accountable for these people being on our streets to freely act.

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