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After the assault: Lara Logan comes home

After the assault: Lara Logan comes home 04:54

This week on the "60 Minutes" broadcast, Lara Logan told the story of what happened to her on Feb. 11. That's the night Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power and more than 100,000 people flooded into Tahrir Square in Cairo to celebrate. Lara was reporting from the square that night when she suffered a brutal sexual assault by a frenzied mob.

On the broadcast, Lara tells the story of the attack. On "60 Minutes Overtime," we begin our story at the moment she was rescued from the mob. We follow her back to Washington, D.C., where she was hospitalized for four days before coming home to her two young children.

Watch Scott Pelley's report.

Lara tells fellow "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley about her healing process, the fear she now feels, and whether she'll return to the dangerous foreign reporting assignments she's famous for.


Lara also shows us the hundreds of letters, drawings, and cards she has received from school children, colleagues, rape survivors, and even an army general. After the assault, "it felt like I was lying in the dirt," Lara recalls. "I was dirt." She says those kind gestures from both colleagues and strangers helped restore her dignity day by day. "It wasn't just another bouquet of flowers arriving at the door," says Logan. "When you're broken like that and they've just taken everything from you, it's those gestures that help you."

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