Bob Woodruff: A Reporter’s Journey
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400 Price: Members $20; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $40
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ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff‘s journey has been marked by distinguished journalism across Asia and the world. Nearly three decades ago, as a Mandarin-speaking would-be lawyer in China, he served as a translator for CBS News correspondent Bob Simon during the crackdown on Tiananmen Square. He would return to China as a foreign correspondent and was later among the first reporters to enter Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks as well as among the first to report from Iraq after the U.S. invasion in 2003. He has traveled eight times to North Korea — including a trip made earlier this year — and has made three trips to Rakhine State and the border areas between Bangladesh and Myanmar to cover the plight of the Rohingya.
His journey has also been marked by a personal battle—in January 2006, he nearly died when the armored vehicle he was in was struck by a roadside bomb. That nearly fatal moment in turn has led Bob and his wife Lee Woodruff to work on behalf of veterans who have suffered the effects of traumatic brain injury.
Join us for a special program with Bob Woodruff — a conversation about Asia, about the many issues he has covered on the continent, and about the remarkable and inspiring personal journey he has made since that awful day, more than a decade ago. Lee Woodruff will join for part of the conversation.Buy tickets/get more info now