GRAMMY-WINNING MUSICIAN MARC COHN SPEAKS FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT LAST WEEK'S CARJACKING ATTEMPT THAT LEFT A BULLET LODGED IN HIS HEAD, ON "20/20," AIRING FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 ON ABC
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Do Parents Have a Right to Spy On Their Kids? John Stossel Reports;
Snooping on Loved Ones
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn gives a harrowing first-hand account of surviving being shot in the head during a carjacking attempt last week following a sold-out concert performance in Denver, Colorado. "I touched myself and it was blood all over my hands. And my clothes. And I realized I was the one who'd been hit... every second that passed by I thought, 'that's the last one, that's the last second I'll be here,'" says Cohn, who won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1992 and is well known for his hit songs "Walking in Memphis" and "True Companion." He is married to ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas, who is also interviewed about the frightening ordeal. Cohn's band members, who were in the van during the shooting, also give their accounts. A rescue worker and a doctor both tell "20/20" that, given the placement of the bullet, Cohn is lucky to be alive. Cohn tells his story for the first time on "20/20," FRIDAY, AUG. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
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"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.