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CBS correspondent Lara Logan makes first public comments to 60 Minutes after recovering from assault in Cairo


Reporter Lara Logan in Cairo's Tahrir Square. CBS photo

Lara Logan, beaten and sexually assaulted while on assignment Feb. 11th in Cairo's Tahrir Square, will make her first comments on the ordeal during Sunday's May 1st edition of CBS' 60 Minutes.

Her interviewer is fellow 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley, the former KXAS and WFAA-TV reporter whom insiders say will be named next week to replace Katie Couric as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

A CBS publicity release says that Logan "breaks the code of silence often kept by sexually assaulted female reporters."

Logan, the mother of two children, tells Pelley, "I thought not only am I going to die, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever." A group of Egyptian women and soldiers finally rescued her. Logan was examined by a doctor in Egypt before being flown home to the United States, where she spent the next four days in a hospital.

She spent her first full day back at 60 Minutes on Wednesday, CBS says.

Here is an excerpt from Logan's interview.