20 December 2012 10:12 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"It's hard to talk about."

Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives that as his first thought about helping CNN cover the aftermath of Friday's (Dec. 14) shootings in Newtown, Conn., that resulted in 28 deaths ... including those of 20 young students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

As with many reporters during the past week, the cable news network's chief medical correspondent has been challenged to stay professional while feeling the emotion of the situation, particularly as a parent of three young daughters himself.

"People say that when you have kids, it's tougher," Gupta tells Zap2it of being on the story, "and I think that's true, but I don't think it's just that. Even if you just know kids, what in their world context could have made these kids think that what was about to happen could happen?

"I'm not sure it would have been better for them to be more fearful, »

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