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Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, will give her first television interview to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer. The telecast comes
nearly 17 years after the tragedy and on the eve of the publication of Klebold’s book.
Friday’s special edition of “20/20,” called “Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning,” (at 9 p.m. on KMGH-Channel 7), will cover the Columbine High School massacre, the victims, Klebold’s relationship with her son and what it was like inside their home leading up to the shooting. Additionally, Klebold expresses her thoughts on gun violence generally and the issues surrounding it.
In the interview, Klebold discusses her memoir, “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy,” which will be released on February 15 by Crown (a division of Penguin Random House). Klebold is donating all of her profits from the book to research and to charitable foundations with a focus on mental health issues.
“What turned her son into a killer?” the on-screen graphics ask, over a photo of a little boy Dylan and his mom.
“For all the parents who said “I would have known something…” Sawyer asks Klebold, trailing off.
“Before Columbine happened, I would have been one of those parents,” Klebold answers.