‘After Uvalde’: Maria Hinojosa Reports on Trauma, Assault Rifles Debate Following Texas School Shooting (VIDEO)

May 31, 2023
2:24 PM

Journalist Maria Hinojosa stands before a mural of nine-year-old Jackie Cazares, one of 21 victims killed in the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. The mural is the work of Austin artist Kimmie Flores. (Reynaldo Leaños Jr./Futuro Media)

On Tuesday PBS aired After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics, produced by Frontline, Futuro Investigates and the Texas Tribune.

From Frontline:

“A year after the Uvalde school shooting, journalist Maria Hinojosa documents the community’s trauma and the fight over assault rifles in this documentary from FRONTLINE, Futuro Investigates and The Texas Tribune.

“In May 2022, an 18-year-old walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and opened fire with two legally-purchased AR-style weapons, killing 19 children and two adults.

“A year later, this documentary investigates lingering questions about why the tragedy happened, probes the police response, examines gun politics in Texas and explores how some of the Robb Elementary families have navigated their transformed lives. The documentary also examines Uvalde’s history of struggle and its efforts to heal.

“Explore additional reporting on After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics on our website.

After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics is a FRONTLINE production with Futuro Investigates, a division of Futuro Media. The director is Amy Bucher. The producer and co-director is Heidi Burke. The writers are Amy Bucher and Heidi Burke. The correspondent is Maria Hinojosa. The documentary includes reporting from Texas Tribune reporters Uriel J. García, Jinitzail Hernández, Zach Despart and reporter for the ProPublica-Texas Tribune Investigative Initiative, Perla Trevizo. The editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune is Sewell Chan. The executive producers of Futuro Investigates are Peniley Ramírez and Maria Hinojosa. The president of Futuro Media is Julio Ricardo Varela. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.”