BOB WOODRUFF PROBES THE MYSTERIES OF NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES
- INCLUDING HIS OWN - ON "PRIMETIME NIGHTLINE: BEYOND BELIEF,"
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 ON ABC
On "Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief" on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), ABC News' Bob Woodruff probes the mysteries of near death experiences and what people see, feel and hear when they describe crossing over from this world to the next - and return. In tonight's episode, "The Other Side," Woodruff talks candidly about what he remembers in the terrible minutes after a vehicle in which he was traveling in Iraq in 2006 hit an improvised explosive device and he saw his body floating beneath him. He speaks with other people who report the same type of out-of-body experience, as well as with theologians, preachers, researchers and physicians who try to explain it.
Regardless of age, religious beliefs or profession, many people report similar experiences after they face death or are pronounced medically dead. They describe what they believe are glimpses of a realm beyond this life, while scientists explore biological processes that may be responsible for these experiences
"Primetime Nightline" launched on June 22 and builds on the success of a four-part exploration of the mystery and the science of the brain that aired in primetime last year.
ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. John Donvan and Juju Chang are correspondents. Jeanmarie Condon is executive producer. "Nightline" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.