Giffords Speaks: It's 'Difficult'
Congresswoman smiles, speaks clearly in first interview since shooting
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2011 6:15 AM CST

(Newser) – In her first interview since she was shot in the head 10 months ago, Gabrielle Giffords, speaking in clear voice, tells ABC's Diane Sawyer that she is feeling "pretty good." When asked "is it painful," Giffords, seated with husband Mark Kelly responds: "It's difficult. Difficult." The interview will air Monday as part of a one-hour special on the congresswoman's recovery. (More on Giffords: In the pair's joint memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, to be released on Nov. 15, Giffords vows to return to Congress.)