Ted Koppel has a final remembrance for Leroy Sievers. This is the final podcast episode of My Cancer. You can still find the My Cancer blog at npr.org/mycancer and listen to past podcasts there. Thanks to everyone who listened.
'My Cancer' blogger Leroy Sievers passed away this weekend. To Ted Koppel he was a journalistic partner and close friend. Koppel talks about Sievers' battle with cancer and the community he left behind.
Commentator Leroy Sievers died over the weekend at his home outside Washington, D.C. He was 53. As a television journalist, he covered wars in Iraq, Central America, Somalia and Kosovo. After he was diagnosed with cancer, Sievers began writing his daily blog, "My Cancer," at NPR.org. Through selections of past commentaries, Sievers says goodbye in his own words.
For 25 years, journalist Leroy Sievers covered wars. But he is better known to his NPR audience through his blog and Morning Edition commentaries about his battle with colon cancer. His fight provided inspiration for the community he built up online. On Friday, Leroy Sievers died at the age of 53.
Leroy Sievers, Elizabeth Edwards: Life With Cancer
Leroy Sievers, former broadcast journalist and author of the My Cancer blog on NPR.org, talks candidly about the challenges and triumphs of battling cancer. Elizabeth Edwards, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, joins the conversation.