WGN-TV To Air Special “Violence: The New Plague”

WGN-TV To Air Special “Violence: The New Plague”

August 2, 2017 – In support of those who have been affected by violence, Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV will present “Violence: The New Plague” on Sunday, August 6 at 6pm CT.  The half-hour special will also be streamed live on WGNTV.com.  An encore will be seen Sunday, August 13 at 12pm CT on CLTV.

Violence in Chicago doesn’t just affect those in dangerous neighborhoods.  It’s become a healthcare crisis that affects us all. Hosted by WGN’s Dina Bair, “Violence: The New Plague” looks at the problem through a public health lens and includes in-depth reports as seen through the eyes of those on the front lines of this ongoing emergency:
• A trauma surgeon at Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, who tends to multiple gunshot victims every day.
• A Chicago man who has been a victim of gun violence and now spends his days trying to prevent street violence.
• A local priest, who has opened his doors to gang members and transformed his church into a makeshift field hospital.
• A Mercy Home for Boys & Girls resident, who deals with anxiety and anger from growing up in a violent neighborhood.

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WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station, and can be seen on WGN-TV, CLTV, WGNTV.com and the WGN-TV News and Live apps.  WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network Antenna TV and WGN 9.3 is Chicago’s This TV movie network affiliate.  WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNTV.com

CONTACT: Diana Dionisio