Mark McEwen's Amazing Return to "The Early Show"

CBS News

Mark McEwen is a survivor, who has beat all odds and is returning to his true passion -- reporting.

In his first nationally televised weather forecast since recovering from a near-fatal and debilitating stroke, McEwen will serve as a substitute weatherman for CBS News' "The Early Show" on Saturday, Sept. 11.

The former weatherman and features reporter for "The Early Show" suffered a massive stroke while returning home from a trip on Nov. 15, 2005. For the next four days, McEwen was near death as the blood clot that caused the stroke blocked oxygen from his brain.

McEwen recovered, but had to start over. While he struggled to regain the use of his right hand, he was initially confined to a wheelchair and then a walker. Most devastating of all was the stroke's impact on his voice and speech.

McEwen worked for CBS from 1987 through 2002 and contributed to a number of CBS News broadcasts, including "Sunday Morning," "48 Hours" and "The Early Show."

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