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Robin Roberts Returns to GMA: 'All Is Right'

Popular host back after bone marrow transplant

(Newser) - Seems Robin Roberts is as good as her word : She's back on Good Morning America this morning following a nearly six-month absence for a bone marrow transplant. "I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," Roberts said. "Faith, family,... More »

Robin Roberts Upbeat After Bone Marrow Transplant

But 'I think she misses her mother,' says doctor

(Newser) - Robin Roberts "is doing fantastic" after a bone marrow transplant yesterday to treat a rare blood disorder —but, added her doctor in a poignant footnote on Good Morning America, "I think she misses her mother." Roberts' mom died the day after Roberts took leave from her... More »

Robin Roberts' Mom Dies Same Day Host Takes Medical Leave

'GMA' anchor is to undergo a bone-marrow transplant

(Newser) - Good Morning America host Robin Roberts started her medical leave a day earlier than scheduled yesterday, and ABC revealed the sad reason why today: She left to be with her mother in her last hours. Lucimarian Roberts, the first black person to head the Mississippi Board of Education, died at... More »

Ann Curry's Today Goodbye: Today's the Day

Co-host announces exit in 'USA Today' interview

(Newser) - It's official: Ann Curry is saying goodbye to Today viewers this morning, she told USA Today in an emotional interview yesterday. It's "going to be a bit of a tough day," Curry says, but she is excited about her new role within NBC: She will lead... More »

CBS Fires Harry Smith, Overhauls Early Show

Co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez also is out

(Newser) - CBS is scrapping its Early Show team, replacing co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez with the anchors of the show's Saturday edition, Chris Wragge and Erica Hill. Other more minor players also are leaving in the switch, which takes place early next year, the LA Times reports. The show has... More »

Letterman Opens Up About Cheating Scandal

Late Show host calls infidelity 'stupid behavior'

(Newser) - David Letterman is dead set on repairing his marriage after the infidelity that led to an extortion attempt last year, People reports. Appearing on Live! With Regis and Kelly, Letterman likened the events of last year to "an explosion," saying, "You're looking at the shards and you... More »

Stephanopoulos Takes GMA Gig, Wants More News

Former Clinton aide will replace Diane Sawyer on ABC show

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos has accepted ABC's offer to take over Diane Sawyer’s co-anchor chair on Good Morning America and will start Monday. The shuffling means that Chris Cuomo is out as news anchor at GMA, to be replaced by JuJu Chang. Cuomo's fate with the network is unclear, but he's... More »

Bryant Gumbel Has Lung Cancer

Sportscaster and host had surgery to remove malignant tumor

(Newser) - Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer and had part of his lung removed last month to excise a malignant tumor. The TV host and sportscaster, 61, revealed his condition today on Live! With Regis and Kelly, when he turned down an exhortation to dance and then explained why,... More »

ABC Offers Morning Show to Stephanopoulos

He's in talks now over move to 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos is in negotiations to replace Diane Sawyer on ABC's Good Morning America, reports Howard Kurtz. While the network has offered him the job, it's not yet clear if he'll take it—Stephanopoulos is pushing to change the show to suit his preference for hard news. He also wants... More »

'Drunk' Ewoks Storm Today Show, Blogosphere

Halloween segment turns into fun-size free-for-all

(Newser) - The weekend's hottest viral video is a Today show segment that began with Halloween decorating tips and ended with a pair of Ewoks running wild. The Star Wars-themed show saw the Return of the Jedi supporting players earn a leading role by fighting, moonwalking, swilling a Boo-tini, and humping Al... More »

It's Stephanopoulos vs. Cuomo to Replace Sawyer

The two are the leading candidates for 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer's impending departure for ABC's evening news leaves two top contenders for her post at Good Morning America: George Stephanopoulos and Chris Cuomo. Stephanopoulos has the edge, writes Howard Kurtz, because he's got the bigger name and has performed well as host of This Week. But he has one... More »

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