The National Constitution Center and WHYY present a screening of the new, 18-minute PBS Frontline film "Newtown Divided," followed by a timely town hall discussion about Second Amendment freedoms and the tension between gun control and gun rights in 21st-century America. The conversation will feature E. Duncan Getchell, solicitor general of Virginia, and R. Seth Williams, district attorney of Philadelphia, and will be moderated by Dave Davies, a senior reporter for WHYY and a contributor and guest host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
Dave Davies is a guest host for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
In addition to his role at Fresh Air, Davies is a senior reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. Prior to WHYY, he spent 19 years as a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, covering government and politics.
Before joining the Daily News in 1990, Davies was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio, Philadelphia's commercial all-news station. From 1982 to 1986, Davies was a reporter for WHYY covering local issues and filing reports for NPR. He also edited a community newspaper in Philadelphia and has worked as a teacher, a cab driver and a welder.
Davies is a graduate of the University of Texas.
E. Duncan Getchell
Earle Duncan Getchell is an American lawyer and a former nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Getchell is currently Solicitor General of Virginia.
R. Seth Williams
Rufus Seth Williams is the District Attorney of the city of Philadelphia. He formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA). Williams is the first African-American District Attorney in Philadelphia and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
E. Duncan Getchell, solicitor general of Virginia, R. Seth Williams, district attorney of Philadelphia, and reporter Dave Davies discuss the history and modern ramifications of the Second Amendment as a defense against government tyranny.