TV Worth Watching: “Perhaps Showtime’s ‘Active Shooter’ Can Help Get the Topic of Mass Shootings to the Forefront”

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Showtime’s docu-series Active Shooter has been a good way to put a bad thing into perspective. The eight-part series, which finishes Friday at 9 p.m. ET, has examined eight of America’s mass shootings by focusing on the good guys: the victims, the police, the first responders, the civilian heroes, the trauma surgeons. It also directly addressed, with a certain poignant irony, the issue of whether we should minimize the attention that the media gives to perpetrators.

That began in the first episode, which revisited the 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a showing of The Dark Knight. It featured Caren and Tom Teves, parents of Alex Teves, one of the dozen people who died.

The Teveses founded and promote the “No Notoriety” movement, which argues that perpetrators commit these murders to become famous and extensive media attention in effect grants that wish, while making it more likely that other disturbed people will see mass killings as their own ticket to fame in the future. 

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