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Cokie Roberts says she's "doing fine" after health concerns

In 2000, then-NRA President Charlton Heston appears on ABC's "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts."
In 2000, then-NRA President Charlton Heston appears on ABC's "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts." Photo: Reuters

Editor's note: Cokie Roberts died at age 75 on Sept. 17, 2019.

ABC and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts — Library of Congress "Living Legend," role model over decades on the air, and author of six bestsellers on women in America — asked Axios to share this statement with her friends and fans:

After my appearance on "This Week" last Sunday, I received many messages of concern about my health. Over the summer, I have had some health issues which required treatment that caused weight loss. I am doing fine. I very much appreciate the kind comments I have received and expect to be, as I have been, working away in the days and months to come, covering what promises to be a fascinating election. I am grateful to everyone who has been in touch and sent their well wishes. Thanks for caring.

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