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March 08, 2011

Coming Back

Two months ago today, a gunman shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at point blank range. It’s a kind of miracle that she survived the shooting. Brendan Kehoe knows much of what is ahead for Representative Giffords. Brendan was 23 years old when he was in a terrible car wreck. He had three brain surgeries, and has since recovered.

Also in this episode, Leon Fleisher was the perfect pianist. As a child prodigy, he played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16. Then, at his prime, he lost the use of two fingers on his right hand. He thought his career was over. Now, back at the piano, he’s redefined the meaning of perfection. Leon's new book is “My Nine Lives,” and he sits down to talk about his story with Dick. 

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