She announced that she will be leaving for one or two weeks before her medical leave, noting that she was not feeling well. Roberts was recently diagnosed with MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, as a side effect of her battle with breast cancer.
GMA's Robin Roberts Takes Time Off Ahead Of Medical Leave: 'I'm Not Feeling Too Well'
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/17/2013|
I think she's a class act. I wish her the very best.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/31/2012|
Wonder if she'll give me some of her stuff? Ya think?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/31/2012|
I realize this poor woman has had lots of sad issues and horrible health challenges, but that aside, she's an insufferable famewhore and allows herself to be used as a sort of ABC News Uncle Tom.
Whether it's her daddy dying, her momma dying, her breast cancer scare, her bone marrow drama, her series on honoring her father by flying fighter planes with the Tuskegee Airmen, her Katrina sobbing drama (I'm from there y'all and this has just DESTROYED my soul!), it's all just too much.
I realize the stay at home, GMA/ABC watching women here will eat me alive for this, but that's what she is.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/17/2013|
I agree R3, it is all very ABC.
I loathe all their "news" programs.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/17/2013|
[quote] her series on honoring her father by flying fighter planes with the Tuskegee Airmen
Those guys rocked -- there isn't a bomber pilot out there who didn't love it when they showed up to protect them (they never lost a bomber), but all the media profiles on them have been so badly lacking, even Robin's.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/17/2013|
The DID rock R5. And good for Roberts for doing that series; but it was more about HER and so little about her dad or even the history or work of the airmen.
We see Robin nodding her head approvingly while interviewing one of the last airmen, big, giant crocodile tears streaming down her face. Then there's Robin caressing one of the planes and her voiceover explains how her soul was "moved" to be there... Now we see Robin in one of the planes, supposedly doing it for "my daddy"... Crying of course.
Like everything else GMA does, it's patronizing, sugary sweet absurdity and Robin is always at the center of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/17/2013|
Is she back on GMA yet? If so, what will be her next life threatening/altering/shaking event??
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/17/2013|
r3, it's what she's paid for. She does what she's paid for very well and gets compensated for it.
Do you do a good job as well? Do you expect to be paid well for it?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/17/2013|
What weird, contrived "reasons" for disliking someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/17/2013|
Run along, frau @ R8/R9. Nobody put a cake and casserole out.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/17/2013|
If Robin was an insufferable fame whore, she'd come out of the closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/17/2013|
And that's why she can never come out. She's let everyone into every aspect of her life except that part of her so she can't hide behind the "my life is private" bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/17/2013|
R11, she loves to "bare her soul" but realizes that even while she may have a career at GMA if she came out, the flyover stay-at-home lady set which lavishes all that fame, money and ratings gold on her will quickly fade. Or, perhaps it won't. One never really knows.
I'm she that personally, she's a nice person and I hope all the best for her; but at the same time nothing seems beneath turning her tears on and "being up front" about except her personal life.
In the past when I've watched the show, back when I could still stomach it, they would quip about each others' kids or family or spouses and Robin would, if anything, divert attention by mentioning her dog; when in reality, she has a longtime partner.
ABC News has proven to be very gay friendly so she has absolutely nothing to worry about as far as her career goes. Why not just come out since she positions and sells herself as a brave, fierce warrior of all life has to throw at her?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/17/2013|
I'm guessing she will come out in 2013.
As for her audience, it certainly hasn't adversely affected Ellen, and I think Robin will be fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/17/2013|
Who will be first at ABC: Robin or David Muir?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/17/2013|
Didn't adversely affect the weatherman Sam Champion, either r14. Didn't they show his wedding (or at least photos) on GMA?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/17/2013|
F&F, r10. Enough of the intolerance.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/17/2013|
My brother died of MDS. When you're fine, you're OK - but if things take a turn for the worse, you go down fast and you die. It becomes a sad shock for loved ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/17/2013|