I heard you and Gabby watched the episode of The Newsroom in which she and the coverage of her shooting was the subject.
Yeah we did. Separately at first. Because it came on, she was out of town.
Did you get a heads up that it was coming?
Oh yeah, yeah. They let us know. They let us know.
(Newsroom creator-executive producer) Aaron Sorkin let us know that it was going to be part of the episode. It was pretty interesting to watch. It’s hard to watch. It’s hard for me to watch, hard for Gabby’s parents and my parents and my kids to watch. And anybody that knows her. Oddly enough, it wasn’t so hard for her to watch it.
Yeah. And the reason is that she doesn’t have any memory of all that, of that day. She doesn’t have memory of any of it. So we watch it and we relive – I certainly do – where I was and what it felt like. And I thought Aaron Sorkin did a great job with that episode.
But when she watches it, she’s kind of very matter of fact about it. She’s like, “Alright.” It’s not an emotional thing for her to see it. Everybody else in the room is crying. She’s like, “What’s the big deal?” Because she doesn’t remember any of it.
Did you talk about watching it separately?
No, she was somewhere with her mom. She was in North Carolina, doing some therapy. They sent it to us ahead of time so I sent the DVD to her so she watched it before it was on TV. I watched it when it showed up on HBO for the first time.
I thought (Sorkin) did a nice job. I actually sent an email to him. He said he read it to the whole crew.
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