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February 22, 2013

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We look at the countdown to automatic spending cuts on March 1, China's alleged hacking of U.S. businesses, and gun violence in America as part of the PBS special programming 'After Newtown.' Joining Gwen: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; David Sanger, New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Sari Horwitz, Washington Post.  

 

PBS Newshour: Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Newtown, Gun Violence

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In a wide-ranging and personal interview Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked to Gwen Ifill about growing up in Chicago, saying, "Gun violence has haunted me my entire life." In his first interview since the tragedy, he described how crimes against school children during his tenure as superintendent of the Chicago public school system shaped his own views on guns. And, while warning "it will never be the entire solution," Duncan looked at the role government can start to play in trying to solve these problems.

Obama Asks Supporters to Push Congress on Gun Control

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President Obama sought on Friday to enlist supporters to mount a public lobbying campaign on behalf of gun control in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Conn., suggesting that Congress would listen only if forced to by a populist backlash to gun violence.