ABC announced plans for a special focusing on the battle of “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts against the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Roberts returned this morning to her “GMA” job, five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat her MDS.
The one-hour special, “Robin’s Journey,” a special edition of “20/20,” airs Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 p.m. ET.
“The hour includes never-before-seen private moments beginning with the pre-transplant treatment, through her time in the hospital, to the ‘all clear’ moment to return to ‘GMA’ and many challenging times and milestones along the way,” ABC News announced.
Diane Sawyer will sit down for an interview with Roberts to reflect on the events of the past year. Also taking part in the special will be colleagues and friends including George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Dr. Richard Besser.