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Diane Sawyer Interviews Gabrielle Giffords About Returning to Washington (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 15th 2011 3:00AM
Mike Kelly & Gabrielle Giffords, '20/20'After surviving a shooting rampage in January, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sat down with her husband Mark Kelly for an interview with Diane Sawyer on '20/20' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC). While she's made remarkable progress, and looked happy and confident, it was clear that Giffords still has a long way to go.

While her mind clearly knows how she'd have liked to respond to Sawyer's questions, often those responses came in short phrases or repeated words. The word she attributed to her husband Mark, who's been by her side every day, was "brave." He, however, turned the word right back around, attributing it to her.

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Gabrielle Giffords' First Post-Shooting TV Interview Airs Tonight: Watch a Preview (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 14th 2011 6:45AM
Gabrielle Giffords interview with Diane SawyerTonight ABC will air the first TV interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head at a Tuscon grocery store back in January. In 'ABC News Special: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,' Diane Sawyer sits down with Giffords and her husband, astronaut Commander Mark Kelly, to talk about the ordeal and her painful road to recovery. Amazingly, when Sawyer asks how she feels, Giffords replies "Pretty good!"

The special also includes some of the many hours of footage recorded by Kelly in hospital during his wife's long ordeal and rehabilitation. The footage documents landmark highs, such as her first words, and lows, like the discovery of what happened that fateful day in Tuscon. It also includes interviews with Giffords' closest confidants, including her mother, who says "I think Gabby now has a message that exceeds the political one."

Watch a preview of tonight's special after the jump.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for November 14-20

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 13th 2011 2:00PM
Mark Kelly and Gabrielle GiffordsMONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

'Clue' (8PM ET, The Hub)
miniseries premiere
Based on the iconic family game, this five-part original miniseries premieres with back-to-back episodes. The show follows six young sleuths who stumble upon an adventure they never imagined after witnessing a terrible crime. Along the way, the six very different kids discover they have a lot more in common than they thought as they uncover hidden treasures and decipher cryptic knowledge to reveal a secret society. The mystery they unravel, and the accusations they make, could very well define their own futures.

'Love & Hip-Hop' (9PM ET, VH1) season premiere
Returning for its second season, the reality series picks up where the first season left off, following the lives of six unique women, each with a link to the exciting, glamorous and high-stress world of hip hop. Featuring Chrissy Lampkin, Emily Bustamante, Kimberly "Kimbella" Vanderhee, Olivia Longott, Somaya "Boss" Reese and Yandy Smith.

'ABC News Special: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (10PM ET, ABC) special presentation
Ten months after her shooting at a Tuscon grocery store, Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, talk to Diane Sawyer about the ordeal and the congresswoman's painful road to recovery.

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Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn, Alison Pill in Talks for Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot, Keith Olbermann Announces New Show and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 26th 2011 11:30AM
Marisa Tomei, Alison Pill, Olivia MunnMarisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Alison Pill are in talks to star in Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot, currently titled 'More As the Story Develops,' which follows a cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels.

According to Deadline, Tomei is close to signing on as MacKenzie, the executive producer of the news program.

Pill is in talks to play Maggie, an associate producer on the assignment desk, and Munn could play a financial analyst on the cable network.

In other TV news ...

Elisabeth Harnois will be a series regular on 'CSI' next season. The 'Miami Medical' actress booked a guest role in the May 5 episode, but producers continued to expand her role. Harnois plays the estranged daughter of Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann). [Deadline]

Keith Olbermann will make his Current TV debut on Monday, June 20, at 8PM. The show will still be called 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann.' [Keith Olbermann]

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords will get the 'Law & Order' treatment. 'Law & Order: LA' is filming an episode where a state senator is gunned down in public. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Diane Sawyer's Interview With Capt. Mark Kelly to Air Tuesday on ABC

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 17th 2011 8:42AM
Capt. Mark Kelly Talks to Diane SawyerABC will air the first interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' husband, astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly, since the Tucson shootings.

The interview will form a special edition of '20/20' -- 'The Congresswoman and the Astronaut: An American Story of Love and Strength' -- on Tuesday night.

According to ABC News, Sawyer sat down with Kelly over the weekend at the hospital where his wife is being treated after being shot in the brain. He opened up about the "extraordinary progress" she's making every day, and he even said that he'd be willing to meet with the parents of accused shooter, Jared Loughner.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Describes Witnessing Gabrielle Giffords Open Her Eyes for First Time Since Shooting (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 13th 2011 12:30PM
The most memorable moment of Barack Obama's address at the memorial service in Tuscon Wednesday was when he gave the crowd the good news that Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in the shooting on Saturday, had opened her eyes.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was actually in the hospital room when this happened, and she recounted the experience on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (Weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN)

"We were talking to her and I said, 'come on, you get to get better as quickly as possible, because we expect you up at New Hamphsire this summer. ' And, just as I said that, that's when she suddenly started struggling to open her eyes, first just a little bit, the doctors couldn't believe it."

"She went from opening her eyes really just a slit, to opening them almost fully," Wasserman continued. "Anderson, it was the most incredible -- other than the birth of my kids -- it was the most incredible experience I've ever had."

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