Woodruff back at ABC with Iraq special

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NEW YORK -- ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff will return to the air next month in a one-hour special that will tell the story of his recovery from injuries suffered in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

"To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports" will air on ABC at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Woodruff was severely injured Jan. 29, 2006, while traveling in an Iraqi army convoy outside of Baghdad. Woodruff and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, had been taping a standup report when an improvised explosive device blew up. Woodruff received severe shrapnel wounds, and Vogt also was seriously injured.

Woodruff was airlifted to a U.S. military hospital, where his life was saved. He will talk to the ABC News producers and soldiers who were with him plus the medical teams that treated him in Iraq, at a U.S. military hospital in Germany and then at the Bethesda naval hospital in Maryland.

Woodruff's wife, Lee, also will talk about her experiences. Bob and Lee Woodruff are writing a book detailing what happened and how they dealt with it.

The primetime report also will focus on soldiers at Bethesda who have been gravely wounded.

"To Iraq and Back" is executive produced by Tom Yellin with producers Keith Summa and Gabrielle Tenenbaum. It is produced by the Documentary Group for ABC News.
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