Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Intended for high-school classroom audiences, each episode of NewsMatters offers 12 to 15 minutes of news on an important current issue. Not intended as a summation of the issues involved in a particular topic, rather these videos are intended as starting points for more extensive conversations. Each episode attempts to come at an issue from a viewpoint that teenagers are likely to find compelling. Each comes accompanied by a poster and study guide as well. This particular episode examines the issue of gun control in the United States. A recent poll that suggests that nine out of ten teens endorse gun control is the starting point for a consideration of this issue.