Valerie Harper and Savannah Guthrie -- (Photo by: Adam Rose/NBC)
NBC News is working on an hour-long documentary focusing on actress Valerie Harper’s battle with cancer. The actress, best known for her starring role in Rhoda
(1974-1978), was diagnosed in 2009 with lung cancer, and the documentary will chronicle her battle with the disease through first-person accounts. Meredith Vieira will host and NBC News’ Peacock Productions is producing.
The Story Details:
“A recurrence of Harper’s 2009 lung cancer, the disease spread into the membrane surrounding her brain and she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis on March 6, 2013. Since then, she has allowed camera crews unprecedented access into her life to help tell her story – every step of the way. From the revelation that she had an incurable disease, to doctor’s visits, second and third opinions, surgeries and reunions with family and friends, the documentary, airing on NBC in primetime, takes an intimate look inside Harper’s reality.”
NBC hasn’t yet announced when the documentary will air.
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