'Iraq and Back' will air Feb. 27
NEW YORK — ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff will return to TV in February to tell the story of his recovery from the bomb attack that nearly took his life in Iraq in January 2006.
The former “World News” co-anchor will tell the story of his year-long ordeal through interviews with the ABC News team with him at the time of the blast, other soldiers on the fateful patrol, and the medical teams that saved his life.
“To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports” will air Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. on ABC.
As part of the hourlong special, Woodruff returns to Bethesda Naval Hospital for the first time since his six-week stay there to visit the staff that helped him recover from severe head, neck and torso wounds.
Woodruff was standing up in an open hatch preparing to do a report when his moving convoy was attacked by an improvised roadside bomb outside of Baghdad.
The doc, produced by Tom Yellin, documents his road to recovery, as well as those of others who are learning to live with life-altering injuries.