Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:49 PM ET
1. Gabby Giffords marked three years since the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left her with a gunshot wound to the head by doing something that brought her “a lot of fun” and “peace”: skydiving.
Savannah was there to support Giffords in her courageous jump, and sat down with her afterward to hear about the former congresswoman’s goals, like learning Spanish and the French horn.
2. At 36, skiing superstar Bode Miller will be one of the oldest athletes competing at the upcoming Olympics. He told Matt he’s pushing himself in training to keep up with the “young kids.”
“I’m healthy enough that I’m skiing as hard as I can, but I definitely feel my age,” Miller said.
3. Tennis legend Billie Jean King told Matt she doesn’t need to make a statement about Russia’s anti-gay laws when she heads to Sochi next month as an Olympic delegate.
"When we step off the plane, we are part of America," she said. "We are what America looks like."
4. Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner insisted her split from longtime husband Bruce Jenner — while shocking — isn’t sad.
“We're best friends. I mean, we talk all the time,” she told Carson. “Right now, it's just ... we're happier the way that we are right now. We're really happy. Life is normal, except we're living in two different houses.”
5. Kathie Lee and Hoda announced their Shine a Light causes: encouraging victims of Superstorm Sandy to create new memories and helping children with cancer. They talked about why they chose each cause this morning:
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!