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Reader’s Digest has released its list of the 100 Most Trusted People, and the highest ranking TV news journalist is Robin Roberts. The magazine includes this quote with Roberts’ photo: “All [my parents] wanted was for us to be trustworthy citizens. And there’s a responsibility that goes with that, and it’s not something I take lightly.”
Other high-ranking African Americans on the list include Denzel Washington, who came in at number three, and Maya Angelou at number five. Tom Hanks topped the list.
GMA had a pretty strong showing on the list with Roberts’ co-host George Stephanopoulos coming in at number 57. Matt Lauer barely made the list at 97 and Savannah Guthrie, his relatively new co-anchor, came in at number 85. (Our fake boyfriend Anderson Cooper is at number 50.)
Lauer’s image has taken a very public beating in the wake of Ann Curry’s dismissal. Brian Stelter’s new book Top of the Morning continues the conversation as Lauer seems to be hard at work rebuilding his reputation with a visit to Jay Leno.
Which news anchors do you trust the most?
Since Robin Roberts returned to the set of “Good Morning America” in February, fans of the ABC morning news show have been overjoyed to see their favorite host progressing positively after her bone marrow transplant late last year. Unfortunately, Robin revealed on her Facebook page today that she has suffered a minor setback and had to be briefly hospitalized last week. She wrote:
My heart continues to go out to the remarkably strong people of Boston. We stand by you now and always.
It saddens me that I haven’t been able to join my colleagues in covering this important story.
Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off “opportunistic infections”.
My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon. It’s extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I’m blessed that mine have not been severe.
I’m feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I’ll be back on GMA next week…as my sweet momma would say: “Good Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise!”
Miss you and bless you..XO
It’s certainly good to know working hasn’t compromised Robin’s health. Here’s wishing a speedy and relaxing recovery to our favorite journalist while she rests at home. We’re looking forward to seeing her back on GMA next week and keeping her in our prayers!
Robin Roberts brings a warm presence to ABC’s Good Morning America as co-anchor with her winning personality, wide smile and bright, almond shaped eyes. For folk who wake up in the morning to a daily dose of Robert’s, they feel a wholesome contentedness, like sipping homemade chicken noodle soup. So when she announced to the world that she was battling MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) and needed a bone marrow transplant, our hearts wretched for her, as if she was a close family member. Her pain was our pain, and we wanted to see her healed and win this battle just as she’d done with breast cancer. In honor of her unwavering perseverance, we count the reasons Roberts holds a place in our hearts.
For the first time since the Local People Meters began tracking ratings for the New York area, a local morning program beat the Today show, Deadline Hollywood tells us.
Fox’s Good Day New York trumped the Today show between the hour of 7am and 9am during the month of February. The Today show has, of late, been facing some stiff competition from Good Morning America, particularly in the wake of the Ann Curry debacle. But a local show has never been a threat to the morning ratings driver. But at this point, it’s par for course, unfortunately, for NBC, which has seen trouble with shows like Smash, Deception, and others across its primetime lineup.
Meanwhile, over on ABC, things are on the up and up as GMA continues on its upward trajectory. Last week, that show extended its lead to a length not seen in almost two decades, about 1.1 million viewers. Robin Roberts’ return to the show gave it a ratings boost, which it has held on to. On the day of her return, GMA had 6.1 million viewers versus the Today show’s 4.9 million, said Zap2It.
‘I Just Don’t Want To Keep Disappointing Our Kids:’ Michelle Obama Talks U.S. Children Being A Priority
In her first sit-down interview since President Obama’s inauguration, First Lady Michelle Obama chatted with the wonderful Robin Roberts of ABC to discuss the latest addition to her childhood obesity efforts, the Hadiya Pendleton tragedy that shook the nation and why America’s children have been one of her biggest priorities since her husband’s 2008 presidential election.
On gun violence and the Hadiya Pendleton tragedy:
“Hadiya was an honor student. One of the things that her mother said at the funeral was ‘I did everything I was supposed to do,’ and she was absolutely right. She did everything she was supposed to do. She was standing out in a park with her friends a few blocks away from where my kids grew up, where our house is and she was caught in the line of fire. I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”
On her fight against childhood obesity with the “Let’s Move” campaign:
“When we started, there were a lot of people in this country who would’ve never thought that childhood obesity was a health crisis. But now we’re starting to see rates of obesity coming down like never before. This new initiative that we’re announcing, the ‘My Plate Recipes’ partnership, we’re collaborating with some of the top media companies in this country and they are compiling and labeling and promoting recipes that meet the ‘My Plate’ guidelines.”
On a lighter note, the FLOTUS also humorously discussed how President Obama is handling raising a teenager in the White House and the possibility of Malia dating.
“Fathers in particular, I don’t think they really know how they’re going to feel until it happens. There’s nothing like the look on his face when Malia dresses up for a party and she’s heading out. She walks past and you can see his face sort of just … drop a little bit. He’s a little gray. People think the gray is from his job, it’s from his children. So, we’ll see how that goes.”
Check out the video of Mrs. Obama’s interview on the next page.
In general, people expect the Oscars to be a bore, but if you can hang throughout the entire three-and-a-half hour movie spectacle, you might just see some cool things. We imagine you might have tapped out a few times during last night’s 2013 Academy Awards, and if that’s the case, you probably missed more than a few of the highlights from the 85th annual celebration of cinema excellence. But don’t worry, we captured all the parts that really mattered all in one place, so go ahead and check out the best moments from last night’s Oscar ceremony.
Great news from Good Morning America: Robin Roberts made her return to the anchor desk this morning after more than five months away to treat a rare blood disease that required a bone marrow transplant.
And on her first day back, she was greeted by a video from the President and First Lady, who said the Obamas have been thinking about her and praying for her. Michelle Obama also used the clip to announce that she will be sitting down with Roberts in a “few days” for an interview. You can watch the video here. (And check out the President’s tan!)
To cheers and fist bumps, Roberts returned to the studio, saying she’s been waiting “174 days” to say ‘Good morning America!’”
The New York Daily News reports that every precaution is being taken to make sure everyone at the show stays healthy, even making a medical editor and advisor, Dr. Richard Besser, available for questions.
Welcome back Robin! Her battle has been a tough one and we’re glad to see her back at work.
“I Truly Felt I Was Slipping Away”: Robin Roberts Covers PEOPLE, Talks Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplant
If you’ve been missing Robin Roberts’ beautiful face on Good Morning America, you’re not alone. You’ve probably read about the bone marrow transplant Roberts had to have five months ago for myelodysplastic syndrome, a major battle for Roberts, a cancer survivor. She sat down with People magazine to talk about the hard recovery process and her health now. She covers the magazine looking absolutely gorgeous, smiling with her close-shaven hair cut and looking more and more like the lovable lady we’re used to seeing every morning next to George Stephanopoulos.
But it wasn’t an easy road to get back to the old Robin. She went through so many ups and downs physically and personally over the last few months. On top of having to worry about having the operation, Roberts had to deal with the death of her mother, who passed when Roberts took her medical leave. As her sister gave her the bone marrow necessary for her operation in September, things became more difficult after the fact, and the 52-year-old GMA anchor said for a time she felt like she was dying after slipping in and out of consciousness repeatedly. “I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t even get out of bed. I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name.”
But luckily, with time and rest, Roberts tells the magazine that she is feeling much better. Hence her decision to come back to GMA to see if she has the energy and ability to do her thing again on February 20. “It’s an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger.” In reality, she’s not even the old Robin, she’s new and improved, and we can’t wait to see her back next week!
Pick up the newest issue of People to check out her full interview.
Robin Roberts and the folks at Good Morning America have made it official: She will be heading back to the morning news grind on February 20. She’s been easing her way back into the job with practice trips to the studio in recent weeks and a trip to New Orleans for the Super Bowl.
Fishbowl NY says Roberts’ return is “five months to the day” since she got a bone marrow transplant.
Last April, Roberts was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, called simply MDS. Her sister, fellow news anchor Sally Ann Roberts.
She appeared on camera last month to say that she would soon be back on the job. She’ll be back in time for the Oscars and other big ratings getters.
“I Can Begin The Process Of Returning To The Anchor Chair” Robin Roberts To Return To GMA Next Month
The whole nation has practically been rooting for Robin Roberts’ recovery. And this morning we saw that she’s looking like she’s well on her way. With glowing skin, a beautiful baldy and her signature smile, Robin announced that it won’t be long before she heads back to the job she loves. In a “Good Morning America” segment this morning, Robin expressed her gratitude for her coworkers, her doctors, her family; including the sister who donated her bone marrow, and all the fans who sent well wishes and words of encouragement while she was out.
Check out the Robin’s update on her health and the good news she had for all of her fans in the video below.
This is excellent news. Robin’s certainly been blessed and we’ll be happy when she’s healthy enough to return. Such a strong woman!