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Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly Recall Shooting in Diane Sawyer Interview, New Book (Video)

A promo for the Nov. 14 ABC News special reveals the U.S. Representative speaking with Diane Sawyer from her home in Texas.

Gabrielle Giffords, Diane Sawyer
ABC

There was initially some question over whether Diane Sawyer's interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the first since the U.S. Representative was shot on Jan. 8, would be documented on video.

ABC News puts that to rest with the first promo, which features Giffords and astronaut husband Mark Kelly sitting down with Sawyer for the Nov. 14 special.

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The spot is dominated by narration, but Giffords appears to speak during the meeting, which was filmed at her and Kelly's home outside of Houston, Texas, in October. It marks her first comments to the media since a bullet wound to the brain compromised her speaking abilities.

When the interview was first announced in September, a Giffords spokesperson said she was still undecided about being on-camera, noting the decision would come later, based on her progress. Even now, her chief of staff tells The Arizona Republic "it was not a full-length" interview.

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ABC News hasn't revealed how much of the one-hour special, which also includes footage of Giffords' road to recovery, will be devoted to the interview.

The broadcast is timed to the Nov. 15 release of Giffords' and Kelly's new book. Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, a joint memoir, focuses on the months following the January attack outside a Tucson grocery store, Giffords' efforts to relearn how to speak and walk and her discovery sometime later that six people were also killed in the attack.

Giffords returned to Congress on Aug. 1 for the first time since the shooting -- and though this is her first interview, Kelly spoke with Diane Sawyer earlier in the year.


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