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Jaycee Dugard talks to Diane Sawyer about giving birth in Phillip Garrido's backyard

Jaycee Dugard discusses kidnapping, pregnancy in an interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer

Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard says she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her first child.

Dugard had been abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido when she was 11 years old, handcuffed, raped and imprisoned for 18 years. Now 31, she is telling her story in the memoir "A Stolen Life" and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. Watch a clip below.

"Now I can walk in the next room and see my mom," Dugard said in her first interview. "Wow. I can decide to jump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. Wow, it's unbelievable, truly."

Dugard told Sawyer how she gave birth to her first child, Angel, at age 14 in the Garridos' deranged backyard. Angel was the first of two children she had with Garrido.

"I didn't know I was in labor," she said. "I was still ... locked at that time. Just scared."

She writes that the Garridos told her she was pregnant when she was 13 after she began gaining weight but not knowing why. She said she knew nothing about sex when she was kidnapped and watched birthing videos to prepare for labor because there wouldn't be a doctor to assist her with the delivery.

"[It was] very painful, then I saw her -- she was beautiful," Dugard said, teary-eyed. "I felt like I wasn't alone anymore. I had somebody that was mine. I wasn't alone and I knew I could never let anything happen to her. I didn't know how I was going to do that but I did.... You just do what you have to do to survive."

The full interview will air on "Primetime" Sunday night.


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-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Diane Sawyer and Jaycee Lee Dugard. Credit: Jill Belsley / ABC News

Can witches beat vampires? The new season of ‘True Blood’ gets bewitched

Something wicked this way comes with the fourth season of “True Blood,” which premiered on HBO last night. In the season opener, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) ventured from Bon Temps to meet her, um, fairy godmother, and it looks like she may be pursuing a romance with Eric, according to costar Stephen Moyer. (Watch a preview above.)

TV witches: The funny, the spooky and the ugly But an equally intriguing storyline has Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) flirting with his witch-like characteristics. Season 4, based loosely on Charlaine Harris’ soapy novel “Dead to the World,” brings more witches into the mix, and Sunday's premiere had Lafayette being persuaded by hunky boyfriend Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) to join a coven.

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“I’d say the witches certainly pose the greatest threat to the vampires that we’ve seen yet,” executive producer Alexander Woo told the Hollywood Reporter.

The coven of witches is led by Marnie (Fiona Shaw of the “Harry Potter” films), a witch whose plans could foil the entire vampire establishment when she goes head to head with the bloodsuckers. Alexandra Breckenridge (“Dirt,” “Family Guy”) takes on the role of Katerina, one of Marnie’s followers.

Shaw has signed on as a season regular, so we can expect to see quite a bit more of her storyline. The all-powerful witch pretty much goes after anyone who crosses her.

“I think what [the witches] represent is the power of the human spirit and sort of the power of life,” Woo added. “And they use that to perform their magic. Whereas vampires are the dead. They represent death, and it’s the contrast of life versus death with human versus vampire that I think is the crux of this season. And the very thing that allows the vampires to be animated is the thing that the witches can control.”

"True Blood" isn't the only upcoming programming bringing wiccan warriors back to the tube. Here's a look at some of the small-screen’s most memorable witches and a look forward to those who will join their TV coven. Click here for photos.


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— Nardine Saad

Photo: Actors who play TV witches Katerina Graham, Melissa Joan Hart, Elizabeth Montgomery and Kevin Alejandro. Credit: CW / ABC / Nick at Nite / HBO


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