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During a live, special Sunday edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," the family of slain Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Vicki Soto spoke with Piers Morgan. The family gave a touching account of Soto who has been honored by the Newtown community and the nation as a hero for selfless actions during the horrific shooting. Soto died protecting her first-grade class from the gunman, Adam Lanza, during the rampage that killed 20 children, between the ages of 6 and 7, and six educators, all women.
"She had such passion for teaching and for life and especially for her family," said her mother, Donna Soto adding that she "wanted to be a teacher by the time she was 3. It's all she ever wanted to do and she just loved her kids, she just talked about them all the time with such fondness and caring and she just adored them."
"She loved them [her students] more than life and she would definitely put herself in front of them any day and for any reason, so it doesn't surprise anybody that knows Vicky that she did this."
Later in the program, New York Times', Frank Bruni sat down with Morgan and gave his perspective on gun control. "I feel like there's a degree of heartbreak and there's a level of outrage right now that is bigger than I've ever seen," said Bruni. "And were gonna see right now whether we're willing to do something."
"It is an epidemic, it is and I think something will change. For the first time out of this misery, I feel a little bit of hope," continued Bruni. "It feels to me like people have finally had enough."
"We don't know that some of the things being proposed are the right answers and the president very, very wisely acknowledge that tonight," said Bruni. "But he [Obama] said 'we have an obligation to try,' and I think those were key words."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Morgan and his guests continue to use the "Piers Morgan Tonight" platform to address the devastating school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the ways in which America can move forward.
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