ABC News Doc ‘Print It Black’ Unveils Human Story Behind Headlines of School Shooting

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ABC News has announced a hard-hitting new documentary, “Print It Black,” offering a unique perspective on the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

The film, premiering on Friday, May 24, at 8 PM EDT/9 PM PDT on ABC News Live and Hulu, focuses on the local newspaper, the Uvalde Leader-News, and its journalists’ personal and professional struggles in the wake of the tragedy.

Kimberly Rubio, a reporter from the Uvalde Leader-News, found herself at the heart of the story. Her 10-year-old daughter, Lexi, was tragically killed in the shooting, and Rubio’s subsequent advocacy for gun reform gained national attention. Through the eyes of Rubio and her colleagues, the documentary captures the raw grief and anger of a community seeking answers and accountability from those in power. As the town of Uvalde unravels, the journalists find themselves bearing witness to the personal and collective fallout of a tragedy that hits painfully close to home.

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Cindy Galli, executive producer of ABC News’ Investigative Unit, expressed her honor at being allowed into the journalists’ worlds during their grief: “This documentary embodies our initiative to remain in Uval Urata and share how it grieved, struggled, and inspired. No community should be defined by tragedy.”

“Print It Black” is a powerful addition to ABC News’ “Uvalde 365” project—a long-term commitment to reporting on Uvalde. ABC News journalists embedded themselves in the community, living and working there for over a year.

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Seni Tienabeso, executive director of ABC News Live, emphasized the importance of local journalism: “We wanted to showcase the crucial role of local journalism in documenting communities long after the national headlines fade.”

The documentary provides an intimate and moving portrayal of a community’s resilience and the power of journalism in holding those accountable.

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