Americans are set to hear Rep. Gabrielle Giffords speak publicly for the first time in months, as she describes with her husband the grueling 10-month recovery from an assassination attempt in January.
ABC News' Diane Sawyer interviewed Giffords and Mark Kelly for a special to air Monday night. It includes video footage of the Arizona Democrat through various stages of her recovery after being shot in the head from close range at a constituent event in Tucson.
The network has released a brief excerpt showing Giffords saying only a few short phrases.
"Pretty good," Giffords says when asked how she feels.
"Is it painful?" Sawyer asks.
The nation has seen only occasional glimpses of Giffords during the course of her recovery. Most prominently, she came to Washington in August to vote on the deal that resolved the debt-ceiling crisis, a visit kept secret until she arrived in Congress for an emotional return.