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Nightly News   |  August 21, 2013

Thursday on TODAY: Hannah Anderson speaks out

Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old held in the wilderness decided to speak with NBC News to thank her supporters. Watch at 7am ET Thursday on TODAY.

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>>> first time from hannah anderson. she's the 16-year-old who was held hostage in the idaho wilderness for six days before being rescued. she decided to speak with nbc news to thank people for their support during her ordeal and address some of the inaccurate reports surrounding her capture. in a conversation to air tomorrow morning on "today," she credits the amber alert system for saving her life and calls herself a survivor.

>> in the beginning i was a victim, but now, knowing everyone out there is helping me, i consider myself a survivor instead. my mom raised me to be strong.

>> hannah anderson, brave and grateful tonight. you can hear what she has to say tomorrow morning on "today."