Everyone is talking about Antoinette Tuff and the stunning 911 call she made during the Georgia school standoff. For the first time, she met the woman who was on the other end of the line, 911 dispatcher Kendra McCray. Together they saved countless lives when a heavily-armed gunman barricaded himself inside the McNair Discovery Learning Center.
Tuff and McCray traveled to New York City and spoke to Anderson about how they helped stop the standoff from becoming a tragedy. Both said they were nervous, both said they hadn't slept the night before, and neither knew a reunion was in the works. They prepared for the big moment in separate green rooms, and the secret was safe until the were both on the set.
Antoinette did not come to New York alone. She was accompanied by her daughter LaVita Tuff. Lavita is a law student, and found out about the shooting on Facebook. She did not get a chance to speak to her mother until hours after the standoff ended. She didn't hear about her mother's heroics until after the 911 tape was released to the public.
Before the interview, Antoinette learned President Obama wanted to speak with her. His call came while she was in the makeup chair.
After the show aired, Antoinette and Kendra spent some more time catching up and sharing pizza.
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