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60 MINUTES [UPDATED]
Air Date: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: "N/A"
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SOME NEWTOWN VICTIMS' FAMILIES ARE NOT CALLING FOR A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS - "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY

Some of the families of the victims of the Newtown mass shooting are not calling for a ban of the type of weapon Adam Lanza used to murder their loved ones. In a 60 MINUTES interview to be broadcast the night before they go to Washington to speak out for gun control, the families tell Scott Pelley they realize banning assault-type weapons is a complicated and politicized issue. The interview with the families will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, April 7 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Nelba Marquez-Greene lost her 6-year-old daughter Ana in the rampage that took the lives of 20 young children and six adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School last Dec. 14. Early on, right after the massacre, she had a different feeling about guns. "At first� my heart was, �Let's have a big bonfire and burn everything. Let's burn all these damn guns," remembers Marquez-Greene. "I have since learned that it's a more complex issue than just saying, �Let's ban assault weapons," she tells Pelley. "We're looking for real change and common-sense solutions. Not things that just sound good."

Says her husband, Jimmy Greene, "When we talk ban and confiscate� it becomes a political argument. It's so much bigger than a political debate. It's so much bigger than Democrats versus Republicans, conservative versus liberals," he says. " I believe, in my humble opinion, this all transcends that." See more at http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50144286n.

The people Pelley speaks to in this story have said the big issues in gun control for them now are stiffening the background checks required to keep weapons away from the mentally ill and the limitation of magazine sizes to reduce the number of bullets that can be fired before reloading.

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60 MINUTES (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/68 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
46 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 47th) on 3/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, television's #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday's #1 non-sports program.
CREW INFORMATION:
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GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS News