Gabrielle Giffords Tells Diane Sawyer She Feels 'Pretty Good' in ABC News Interview (Video)

9:21 AM PST 11/11/2011 by Michael O'Connell
ABC

The network released the first clip from the congresswoman's Monday interview special with the anchor, including her first words to the media since her January shooting.

ABC News airs its exclusive interview between Arizona congresswoman Gabirelle Giffords and anchor Diane Sawyer on Monday.

The network had been shy about previewing any of their discussion in early teasers, but a preview that ran during Friday's Good Morning America reveals Giffords does speak in the one-hour segment.

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When Sawyer asks Giffords how she feels, she responds, "Pretty good." The anchor also asks if she finds her recovering painful or hard. "It's difficult," she says.

"Gabby Speaks," a special installment of 20/20, marks a bit of a media blitz for Giffords, who's been largely out of the public eye since a gunman shot her in the head and killed six people at an Arizona supermarket in January.

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She also appears on the cover of the Nov. 21 issue of People magazine, promoting an excerpt from her and husband Mark Kelly's new memoir, Gabby: A Story of Hope and Courage, which arrives in stores Tuesday.

It still remains to be seen how much of the ABC special will focus on Giffords as opposed to interviews with her friends and family and footage from her rehabilitation. Her chief of staff recently said it wasn't a "full-length" interview.

Watch the preview below:

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