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Journalist Lee Woodruff On Care For Returning Soldiers

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Lee Woodruff's life was profoundly changed starting in 2006 when her husband, reporter Bob Woodruff, took over for Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight.  But the events of a month later changed her - and Bob's life - forever.

On January 29, 2006, Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. His recovery took countless months, and he and his wife has written about the experience in their book In An Instant.

These days, Lee and Bob Woodruff continue their journalistic activities and focus their energies on ReMIND, the public education movement of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. ReMIND is dedicated to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war.

Thursday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Lee Woodruff about ensuring our nation’s injured service members, veterans and their families return to a homefront ready to support them, and tells us about how they help support the needs of injured service members, veterans and their families as they reintegrate into their communities.

Lee Woodruff is in Kansas City to receive the Center for Practical Bioethics "Vision to Action" award. Find out more here.


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Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at
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