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

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.


This interview will air on PBS' special report "After Newtown," which airs 8 p.m. ET Friday, one week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.