BBC Three – One Deadly Weekend In America
For the first time BBC Three’s Twitter account was entirely given over to one programme launch as it plotted in realtime the impact of guns over just one weekend in US history. Over two days in July 2015 in the United States, 187 people were injured and 87 killed as a result of gun crime.
BBC Three marked this weekend with a special feature length documentary about gun crime and access in America. BBC Three’s Twitter account followed 6 stories over the course of the weekend, following individuals as well as police reports and played out in real time the tragic events of those 48 hours.