In a daytime television exclusive, television star Valerie Harper visits the doctors of the syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors. The actress's appearance will be broadcast on Monday, March 11 (check local listings) and this will be her first on-camera interview following her announcement of terminal brain cancer. Harper, whose doctors have given her as little as three months to live, opens up to the co-hosts of The Doctors about how she and her family have handled the devastating news, and shares her plans for her remaining days.
The beloved television personality and household name for over forty years, starred in the classic sitcoms “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spin-off, “Rhoda.” "The Doctors" co-host Dr. Travis Stork, takes viewers through an in-depth look at the probable course of this disease and explains why it is difficult to treat.
Harper's husband, Tony Cacciotti visits as well and shares his story of initially hiding her diagnosis from his wife after first hearing it from her doctors.
Harper is also joined by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” cast mates Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner.
“I didn’t get it because my husband hid it," Harper said during the appearance. "Poor baby; he was so bereft. [The doctors] said there is nothing we can do for her and [she has] three to six months; maybe.”
Harper's doctors at Cedars Sinai that are treating the actress, neuro-oncologist Dr. Jeremy Rudnick and oncologist Dr. Ronald Natale, also visit to discuss Harper's specific treatment.
The Doctors are Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew P. Ordon, Dr. James M. Sears, and Dr. Lisa Masterson.
"The Doctors" with Valerie Harper airs Monday, March 11 (check local listings).
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