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ABC anchor's story of war and recovery

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Bob Woodruff
March 30, 2007
In January of 2006, Bob Woodruff was at the pinnacle of his career — recently named the new co-anchor of ABC World News. Then, just 56 days into that job, Woodruff was in Iraq covering the war when a roadside bomb went off close by. Shrapnel and rocks shattered his skull, injured his brain and put him in a coma for five weeks. Bob and his wife, Lee, told the story of his recovery in their new book, "In An Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing" and in this March 27 appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California.

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