Gabrielle Giffords may do first news interview soon
Summary of story from CNN, September 12, 2011
Eight months after being shot in the head outside an Arizona supermarket, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is considering doing her first post-tragedy TV news interview this fall on ABC, her spokesman said on Monday.
The program is scheduled to air on November 14, the network said in a news release.
That will be a day before the anticipated release of the couple’s joint memoir, co-written by Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow and titled “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.”
Giffords was among 13 people wounded, in addition to six killed, in a shooting rampage on January 8 in a Safeway parking lot in her hometown, Tucson, Arizona.
The congresswoman was gravely wounded that day, but made what doctors have called a miraculous recovery after intense rehabilitation in Tucson and Houston, Texas.
Meanwhile, the man accused of trying to kill her, Jared Lee Loughner, is in custody and undergoing mental health treatment.
Authorities will determine whether he is competent to stand trial.