(ABC) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, will speak exclusively to “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer about an important new initiative they are launching.
The interview will air on Tuesday, January 8 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” – exactly two years after Giffords was shot in the head in a Safeway parking lot in Tucson, Arizona.
Rep. Giffords was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” meet-and-greet event for constituents on January 8, 2011, when a gunman opened fire. Six people were killed, and many others injured, including Giffords.
In the wake of the Connecticut shooting, Giffords' husband, former Astronaut Mark Kelly, called on lawmakers and the President to “stand up and do what is right.”
“This time our response must consist of more than regret, sorrow and condolence. … This can no longer wait,” he said in a statement on Facebook.
Sawyer spoke with Giffords in her first television interview in November 2011 and with Mark Kelly just days after the shooting in January 2011.
This new interview with Giffords and Kelly will air Tuesday on “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 p.m. on 13WHAM-TV.