'Saturday Night Live' pays homage to Newtown shootings with tribute
The programme commenced with a performance by the New York City Children's Chorus.
Together the children sang 'Silent Night' in a touching tribute to those that lost their lives during the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday (December 14).
After the choir performed, the show continued on with the night's expected entertainment with host Martin Short and musical guest Paul McCartney.
Several celebrities have spoken out about the shootings, with scheduled TV and film premieres postponed in light of the events.
However, a statement attributed to Morgan Freeman, partially blaming the media for the tragedy, was recently revealed to be a hoax.