Exactly 14 weeks to the day since the tragic mass killing in Newtown, Conn. left 28 people – including 20 children – dead as part of the largest school shooting in U.S. history, tonight "Piers Morgan Live" invites the father of one of the victims to share his thoughts and emotions as part of a face to face interview.
On December 14th, 2012, six-year old Emilie Parker perished at the hands of gunman Adam Lanza. This evening Robbie Parker, Emilie's dad, remembers his little girl:
"She embodied so much in her life. From the moment that I met her and she came into this world, I realized that I was blessed and that she inspired me to become a better person. And from that day, I changed my whole outlook on this world," Parker reveals to Piers Morgan. "That’s what she did for me. And I know that she has that power to do that for other people as well."
A first grader at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Emilie's teachers recognized her potential, and asked her parents to remain in touch:
"She just said, 'you need to keep in contact with me,'" explains Mr. Parker, relaying a conversation he and his wife had with one of their daughter's Kindergartner teachers when she was in the midst of changing classes. "She made us promise her that we would keep in contact with her, because she wanted to know what Emilie was going to accomplish in life because she felt that she had the ability to do anything that she wanted. She said, 'Emilie is going to be great.'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 as Robbie Parker opens up about the ways in which he plans to honor his daughter's memory, noting in part that "she is going to continue to touch the lives of countless numbers of people."
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