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WFSB Will Honor Newtown’s Request to Stay Away on Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting

newtown mediaHartford CBS affiliate WFSB will not report from Newtown on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, anchor Dennis House writes on his blog:

December 14, 2013 will be a somber day in Newtown, and town leaders are hoping people there can reflect, pray, and cry in private. Sunday on Face the State on WFSB, First selectman Pat Llodra asked all members of the media to stay away on that day.

“We are on a grief journey and we are healing and the media can be an impediment to that healing because it creates some barriers that are difficult for our community.”

WFSB management has announced the Eyewitness News team will not be in Newtown on December 14th. Instead, each day leading up to the 14th, we have been profiling those who died in the shooting.

The station says it will also be making donations to the victims’ charities. [h/t NewsBlues]

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