For the First Time Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly Share Their Story with Diane Sawyer

The Diane Sawyer Special will air in conjunction with the publication of

Exclusive to Air During a Diane Sawyer Special on Monday, November 14 at 10:00 PM ET

In a landmark television event,  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly will share their remarkable story for the first time since the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011.

Giffords’ story of strength, hope, and astounding resilience has captivated the nation over the past eight months. Rep. Giffords was hosting a ‘Congress on Your Corner’ meet-and-greet event for constituents in Tucson, Arizona the morning of January 8 when shots rang out.  Six people were killed, and many others injured, including Giffords.

In a broadcast exclusive, Diane Sawyer chronicles 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 extraordinary careers in public service. The Diane Sawyer special will air on Monday, November 14 at 10:00 PM ET on the ABC Television Network.

The broadcast will air in conjunction with the publication of ” Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” a memoir by Congresswoman Giffords and Mark 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 November 15, 2011.  A portion of the authors’ net proceeds will go to charities in Arizona.