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10/19/06

Bob Woodruff to Report His Story on ABC News

In his first broadcast report since being injured by a roadside bomb, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff will tell the story of what happened to him in Iraq on Jan. 29.

Through interviews with eyewitnesses and the medical teams who saved his life, Woodruff will report on his injuries and his difficult and painstaking road to recovery.

In this special primetime hour in the spring of 2007, Woodruff will also report on the heroic efforts of the military medical teams that have saved thousands of soldiers' lives and the stories of how those injured soldiers and their families bravely carry on, despite life-altering injuries.

Woodruff came to ABC News in 1996, and has since covered major stories in the U.S. and abroad. His experiences this past year will also be recounted in a memoir to be published by Random House that he has written with his wife, Lee Woodruff.

The book will share each of their perspectives and describe their experiences after his convoy was attacked in Iraq while he was embedded with the military. Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury, causing him to step down from his job as co-anchor of "World News," as he began the difficult process of recovery.

His wife, Lee, shares her experiences as a wife and mother of four who received the most unimaginable news about her spouse.

"No one knows exactly just how they might or might not behave in a crisis until it drops out of the sky and knocks you down like a bandit, stealing your future," she writes. "Sudden tragic events ... teach us more about ourselves than most of us ever cared to know."

A portion of the authors' proceeds will go to organizations helping members of the armed forces recovering from traumatic brain injuries.

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