Diane Sawyer Exclusive: Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

November 14, 2011 9:37:07 AM PST
In a landmark television event, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired U.S. space shuttle commander Mark Kelly, will share their remarkable story for the first time. In their exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, they'll talk about the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona last January. Diane Sawyer's interview is the focus of a special broadcast airing at 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, on ABC7.

Rep. Giffords' story of strength, hope and astounding resilience has captivated the nation over the past 10 months. On that fateful Janaury morning, she was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" meet-and-greet event for constituents in Tucson when shots rang out. Six people were killed and many others were injured, including her.

Sawyer will chronicle Giffords' courageous, step-by-step journey to recover from her near fatal injury, with her husband by her side. The broadcast will also document the couple's courtship, marriage and their extraordinary careers in public service.

The broadcast will air in conjunction with the publication of Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, a memoir by Giffords and Kelly, co-written by Jeffrey Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist and co-author of The Last Lecture. The much-anticipated memoir is being published by Scribner on Nov. 15. A portion of the authors' net proceeds will go to charities in Arizona.

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