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Rep. Gabby Giffords Speaks Out To Diane Sawyer: ‘It’s Difficult’

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Nov. 11 2011, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

For the first time since she was shot in the head last January, we’re hearing the voice of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Giffords, 41, talks about her long and challenging road to recovery.

"It's difficult,"  Giffords tells Sawyer in an interview for a special edition of ABC's 20/20, scheduled to air Monday, November 14. (ABC previewed the story on Friday’s Good Morning America.)

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In the special, Sawyer also talks with Giffords' husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, and reveals he shot hours of home video footage following her slow and painful recovery.

Kelly told Sawyer: “Gabrielle Giffords is too tough to let this beat her.”

Sawyer also talks with Gifford’s mother who says, “I think Gabby has a message now that exceeds the political one.”

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The 20/20 special coincides with the release of the couple’s memoir, Gabby: A Story of Hope and Courage.

In all, nineteen people were shot during the assassination attempt outside of a Tucson grocery store on January 9; six of those people died.

This special edition of 20/20 airs Monday at 10/9c on ABC.


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