Eaton Centre Gunshot Victim Sits Down With CTV News’ Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme in W5 Exclusive, Saturday on CTV
— January 15, 2015
– W5 delivers the only post-conviction interview with Connor Stevenson and his family during an emotional follow-up to its award-winning 2013 exclusive –
TORONTO (January 15, 2014) – In a city landmark that welcomes some 50 million visitors each year, no one could have predicted the events that would unfold on June 2, 2012 inside Toronto’s Eaton Centre food court. This Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and on-demand on the CTV NEWS GO app, shooting victim Connor Stevenson and his family sit down once more, exclusively with Lisa LaFlamme for W5, following the gunman’s second-degree murder conviction last month. The special one-hour segment follows-up on W5’s 2013 story “THE SURVIVOR”, which documented Stevenson’s miraculous recovery. The W5 story was recognized with the prestigious 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best News Segment.
In an update to W5’s dramatic, award-winning recounting of heroic efforts by first responders to save Stevenson on that fateful day, LaFlamme speaks to the family, who share the physical and emotional trauma they have endured since the shooting. W5 shows the Stevenson family for the first time surveillance video of the shooting from the Eaton Centre food court, made public during the nine-week trial, but not made available to key witnesses – including the Stevensons – until now. Viewers are taken inside the moving journey of Connor and his family: four surgeries and the relief at his miraculous, ongoing recovery, all of which is shrouded by the weighty fear, distrust, and helplessness that such a random act of violence can cause.
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With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories with fair and responsible reporting, W5 is in its 49th season of investigative journalism. Hosted by CTV NEWS’ Lloyd Robertson, W5 is the most-watched documentary program in Canada, and the winner of several awards including the prestigious Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism. Anton Koschany is Executive Producer of W5. Brett Mitchell is Senior Producer. Wendy Freeman is President, CTV News.
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