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Alec Baldwin says he isn't responsible for 'Rust' shooting: 8 takeaways from his emotional interview

In the six weeks since cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the New Mexico set of "Rust," the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office periodically released information gleaned from its criminal investigation into the fatal shooting. Details emerged from interviews with crew members, but the general public had yet to hear at length from the person who was actually holding the gun.

FILE PHOTO: Actor Alec Baldwin gestures before walking on the red carpet during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 7, 2017. Foto: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

That changed Thursday night when ABC aired a prime-time special with Alec Baldwin - the actor's first TV appearance since the gun went off in his hands on Oct. 21, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. Speaking to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Baldwin was highly emotional and often paused to collect himself. He refrained from sharing some details due to the ongoing investigation, but said he came "to say, I would go to any lengths to undo what happened."

Here are eight major takeaways from the interview, which is also set to stream on Hulu...

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