Part of a video series detailing various coverage of yesterday's unbelievable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT. This clip features a rundown of KYW's 12pm newscast and a bit of that night's Evening News. It includes a VERY nice station promotion reflecting on the tragedy (and plugging their facebook)
At 12pm, the news was just breaking. At that point, the news was reporting that there was a shooting at an elementary school -- but nobody thought that it would be on the scale it turned out to be. KYW CBS 3 featured a brief report at the top of their awkward news/lifestyle/paid segment hybrid, Talk Philly. That day's show ran a piece on holiday gifts and a paid cooking segment by Firehouse Subs.
I've excerpted this content around two full CBS News Special Reports, first at 12:07 and then at 12:25. Rebecca Jarvis anchors with contributions from John Miller and Bob Orr. Both contain early, inaccurate information - it was not a student's father - though Miller and Orr's contributions are strong.
By the 12:25 report, it's clear things are taking a darker turn. Again, no concrete information, but a visibly shaken Orr, who clearly knows the unbelievable numbers, hints that the tragedy would be far worse than anyone imagined.