CBS and Fox Broadcasting Co. will simulcast the special “Kids Killing Kids,” about the problem of children and guns, on April 26 at 8 p.m. The hour, from Arnold Shapiro Prods., will air commercial-free as part of a stated pro-active approach by the networks on the violence issue.
CBS and Fox announced plans to simulcast the spec in January. CBS, NBC and PBS previously simulcast another Shapiro special, “Scared Silent,” which dealt with the issue of child abuse.
Since becoming the target of critics, the networks have sought to provide more programming exploring the causes of violence, including a weeklong examination by NBC in January.