ABC Information correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured in a roadside bombing whereas protecting Iraq in 2006, is returning to the nation — and the precise spot the place he was harm — in a brand new particular. ABC Information’ “After the Blast: The Will to Survive,” which chronicles Woodruff’s journey again to the place all of it occurred, will premiere Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and stream on Hulu the next day.
Woodruff was ABC’s “World Information Tonight” anchor with Elizabeth Vargas in 2006, when he and cameraperson Doug Vogt suffered a near-death expertise throughout a roadside bombing. Vargas concurrently went on maternity depart and departed the newscast; Charles Gibson then took over “World Information.”
Woodruff left Iraq with a traumatic mind damage and an extended restoration course of, though he returned to “World Information Tonight” the next 12 months as a correspondent. Within the particular, he visits Iraq together with his son, Mack, to mirror on his journey since then whereas additionally reckoning together with his personal previous trauma.
In accordance with the press launch, the one-hour particular follows Woodruff as he “returns to the explosion web site for the very first time to an space as soon as generally known as the ‘Triangle of Dying,’ together with his son, Mack, by his aspect. There, Woodruff reunites with the Iraqis who labored alongside the American troops to assist save him as he retraces his 72 hours on the bottom in 2006 and reexamines the implications of this battle.”
Wendy Krantz serves as government producer, whereas David Sloan serves as senior government producer on the particular. Interviewees featured within the particular embrace Vogt and others who had been with Woodruff in the course of the bombing, together with ABC Information sound technician Magnus Macedo, former ABC Information international editor Kate Belsen, former Iraqi interpreter Omar Aljaff and Ret. Military Co. Mike Jason. Additionally, Woodruff’s spouse, Lee Woodruff, and son, cinematographer Mack Woodruff, who documented the journey to Iraq, are seen.
Others on the particular embrace ABC Information chief international affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz.
The particular can even spotlight veteran philanthropic group The Bob Woodruff Basis and its annual Stand Up for Heroes profit. The occasion will embrace performances from Rita Wilson, Josh Groban, Tracy Morgan, Jon Stewart and John Mellencamp, amongst others.
Right here’s a primary take a look at “After the Blast: The Will to Survive”: