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Journalist injured in Iraq returns for special

Thirteen months after being seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff will tell his story in a prime-time special.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Thirteen months after being seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff will tell his story in a prime-time special.

The network has scheduled the special, expected to be Woodruff’s first on-camera appearance since his injuries, for Feb. 27.

Woodruff will interview eyewitnesses to the explosion and the medical team that saved his life on Jan. 29, 2006, ABC said last year. The special, tentatively titled “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports,” will also focus on the military’s medical recovery teams and how they are helping injured soldiers and their families.

Random House has also announced that it’s publishing a memoir by Woodruff and his wife, Lee, discussing how their family was affected by the injury.

Woodruff joined ABC News in 1996 was named co-anchor of "World News Tonight" in Dec. 2005.