Gabrielle Giffords gives first TV interview since shooting
Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, after receiving the Legion of Merit from Vice President Joe Biden during a retirement ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 6, 2011.
November 15th, 2011
08:46 AM ET
11 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords gives first TV interview since shooting

(CNN) - Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head during a gun rampage in January, appeared in her first television interview late Monday night, clearly understanding the questions put to her but able to respond only in simple words.

"I cried," she told ABC's Diane Sawyer in response to a question about how she felt when her husband told her what had happened.


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  1. Keith in Austin

    Gabby Gifford's interview with Diane Sawyer was very touching. A reminder that politics pale in comparison to a person's fight for life!

    November 15, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. Time to Think

    Giffords is an amazing person. None of the GOP presidential contenders can hold a candle to her, even during her recovery.

    November 15, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. DavidK

    Beautiful, happy u a recovering!

    November 15, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  4. God is Real

    Amen!! I've been praying for her ever since this took place that God would restore her and she would be back to normal! God is fatihful, all you have to do is believe in faith that He can do it! This is a miracle of God. She was shot in the head and survived yet people shot in other places didn't make it. If you don't believe in God, believe today!!

    November 15, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. Tired of the nonsense

    This lady has incredible strength and courage.

    November 15, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    She was emminently more eloquent than Cain.
    I am very happy to see her recovering so well.

    November 15, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |