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September 20th, 2012
08:29 PM ET

George Stephanopoulos on Robin Roberts: "She's starting all over again ... and she's going to have to go just one step at a time"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes television veteran and former political adviser George Stephanopoulos for a face to face primetime interview.

Joining the host on a day in which his friend and colleague Robin Roberts had a bone marrow transplant, the "Good Morning America" co-host shared some insight into her ordeal:

"She's been going through chemotherapy all summer long," he reveals to Piers Morgan. "The last week has been especially intense, several days, of several hours a day of chemotherapy, capped off on Tuesday – 18 hours of chemo, to completely wipe out your system."

Speaking candidly, Stephanopoulos provides some perspective as to what it's like to undergo such a medical procedure:

"What a lot of people who get bone marrow transplants call this day, the day of the transfusion, they call it their new birthday. Because it's like she's starting all over again, with brand new blood, brand new bone marrow cells, and she's going to have to go just one step at a time."

Watch the clip, listen to the interview, then tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. as Stephanopoulos explains where Roberts gets her strength, and how she's empowered to keep fighting.
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  1. Nonia

    Face to Face with Annie Machon
    Published onMar 26, 2011byictvvictoria53,082 views
    316 likes, 12 dislikes
    Annie Machon: ex-MI-5 whistleblower, activist and author joins Jack Etkin for an elucidating and revealing look at 'Deep State' and high-level national and international intelligence and security methodologies. Annie covers subjects such as false-flag/black operations, the MI-5's botched attempt on Muammar Gaddafi's life, the London Tube bombing (7/7), 9/11 and others. This penetrating and articulate interview is a must see.   © 2009 Lazarus Productions

    September 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Nonia

    " Face to face " with Annie Machon can be seen on YouTube.
    When will you invite her on your show?

    September 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. max

    when you run some thing about Obama you have some one on the left to explain what Obama mean or to stand up for him. when you ran that tape tonight about Mitt and you had some one on the left that was going to attack him I wonder if you know you do this all the time. shouldn't you have the same on the other side. I thought you were all about the fairness and the sharing and you do this.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Grandma

    Good job. This was your best intivew. Your questions was balanced and in the middle.

    September 21, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Nana

    All the very best to Robbin. I know you will do great. My thoughts are with you.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Joyce Fisher

    Robin you are such a hero to me. your courage inspires me and you are truly lift up my mornings when I see you on good morning america.I pray fo you to feel better soon and a speedy revoery. Love & blessings to you. Joyce Fisher

    September 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Michelle

    We love you Robin. You are such an inspiration to us! We are praying for your continued strength and speeding recovery!

    September 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Lyn demoss

    dear beautiful robin.. what a joy you are to all of us wishing you, sweetness and joy!

    September 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Queeny

    I wish her all the best in the world, strength and happiness.

    September 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Liz Spencer

    Hello Robin, I am so touched by your faith and your strength. I believed that no matter what you are going thru God got your back. I am keeping you in prayer and praying for your peace within while you are going thru this storm.
    MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU.
    L. Spencer

    September 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Canada

    I wish you the best for a speedy recovery. Peace & Blessings!

    September 24, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse | Reply

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