April 23, 2014 - Robin Roberts

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Sean Hannity contradicts his own beliefs, Stephen Colbert reveals his plans for the future, and Robin Roberts shares her struggles with breast cancer. 

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILYSHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOUTONIGHT.

MY GUEST ROBIN ROBERTS.

AS ALWAYS BEFORE THE SHOW I'MJUST SCRIBBLING THE PHRASE

"NI HAO" FOR NO APPARENT REASON.BUT FIRST, THERE'S NOT MUCH IN

THE WORLD I TRULY LOVE IN THISWORLD, MY FAMILY, MY

COUNTRY, MY PRICELESS COLLECTIONOF ANTIQUE CERAMIC CATS.

HELLO MORRIS AND MORRIS.

BUT ABOVE ALL MY HEART BELONGSTO MY BELOVED.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]SO WHEN I TUNED INTO HIS PROGRAM

LAST NIGHT, AS I DO EVERYNIGHT --

[LAUGHTER]-- IT WAS KIND OF A GOOD NEWS,

BAD NEWS SITUATION.

>> TONIGHT I'M TAKING ON THEEVER SO FUNNY JON STEWART OF THE

"THE DAILY SHOW".STEWART AND HIS FRIENDS AT

COMEDY CENTRAL,THEY ARE THE CHIEF APOLOGISTS

FOR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.HE DOES SUCK UP A LOT.

YOU KNOW THE MORE I THINK ABOUTIT, I GUESS,

I CAN'T EXPECT A COMEDIC HACKAND HIS ARMY OF WRITERS, I CAN'T

TAKE THEM TOO SERIOUSLY.

>> Jon: OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OHMY GOD, OH MY GOD. WAIT!

WAIT. WAIT WAIT.

JUST WAIT.

SEAN HANNITY KNOWS MY NAME.

[ LAUGHTER ]I'LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, THE

HACK THING HURTS A LITTLE, BUTTHE WOUND IS HEALED BY THE

OINTMENT OF YOUR ATTENTION. YOUSEE WHAT HAPPENED WAS,

[LAUGHTER]SEAN THERE, WELL, HE WAS UPSET

THAT ON MONDAY I MAY HAVEMENTIONED THAT HE WAS BEING

HYPOCRITICAL IN DEFENDING THENEVADA RANCHER AND MILITANT

FEDERAL GRAZING FEE NOT PAYERCLIVEN BUNDY.

I AM SYMPATHETIC TO CRITICS OFEMINENT DOMAIN AND THOSE WHO

FEEL THAT OBAMA'S JACK BOOTEDTHUGS SHOULD NEVER HAVE SIGNED

THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER EXTENDING

THOSE FEDERAL GRAZING FEESINDEFINITELY.

I'M SORRY, DID I SAY OBAMA?

I MEANT RONALD REAGAN.

[LAUGHTER]THAT'S BESIDES THE THE POINT.

OF COURSE, ACCORDING TO HANNITYHIS SUPPORT OF CLIVEN ISN'T EVEN

ABOUT RULE OF LAW.

>> CAN I MAKE MY POSITION MORECLEAR TO MR. STEWART? I STAND

FOR PROPORTIONALITY.I THOUGHT THERE WAS A LACK OF

PROPORTIONALITY HERE BY THEGOVERNMENT, AND SNIPERS

IN SURROUNDING YOUR RANCH ANDTAKING YOUR CATTLE.

>> Jon: IT'S PROPORTIONALITY HEIS UPSET ABOUT. PORTION CONTROL.

THE GOVERNMENT IS OVERREACTINGWHICH THEY TEND TO DO WHEN 20

YEARS OF ATTEMPTS TO COLLECTMONEY INCLUDING FOUR SEPARATE

COURT JUDGMENTS ARE IGNORED ANDTHE OWER MIGHT HAVE MENTIONED HE

HAS WEAPONS AND IS VOWING TO DOWHATEVER IT TAKES WITH HIS WIFE

ADDING THAT SHE HAS A LOADEDSHOTGUN AND IS READY TO DO WHAT

WE HAVE TO DO.

I'M SURE THE GOVERNMENT IF THEYTRIED ONE MORE TIME SENT A

COUPLE MORE GUYS UP THERE WITH ASWISS ARMY KNIFE AND ONE OF

THOSE CREDIT CARD SWIPERS, I'MSURE WE COULD SETTLE THIS

REASONABLY.

BECAUSE SEAN HANNITY IS FORPROPORTIONALITY WHEN DEALING

WITH DISSENT. LIKEWHEN A POLICE OFFICER

GENERALLY SEASONED NONVIOLENTPROTESTERS AT UC DAVIS.

>> IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, THAT'SA LOT OF PEPPER SPRAY.

>> IT WAS A LOT OF PEPPER SPRAY.

>> DID THEY CROSS THE LINE?

I DON'T THINK SO.

[AUDIENCE BOOS]>> Jon: NO, THAT WAS

PROPORTIONAL.

IN FACT, THEY COULDN'T HAVECROSSED THE LINE BECAUSE I

DIDN'T EVEN SEE A LINE BECAUSEMY (bleep) EYES WERE BURNING

BECAUSE I HAD JUST HAD A PEPPERSPRAY SHOWER.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]SO THAT -- THAT IS A RESPONSIBLE

EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY.

I MEAN THOSE PEOPLE WERE CLEARLYTHERE.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHICH I BELIEVE IS PROVOCATION

ENOUGH. THE PROTESTERS WERE

IN POSSESSION OF BUTTSWITH INTENT TO SIT.

SO THAT SRIRACHA BOUCHACHI WASENTIRELY APPROPRIATE. SRIRACHA,

BY THE WAY, TRADEMARK PHRASE.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT WHAT ABOUT STOP AND FRISK?

THE RANDOM SEARCH AND SEIZUREBASED PURELY ON APPEARANCE?

IS THAT PROPORTIONAL ORAUTHORITY OVERREACH?

>> OFFICIALS HAVE CITED THEPOLICE TACTIC AS BEING

INSTRUMENTAL IN REDUCINGMAJOR CRIME IN THE BIG APPLE.

AS SOON AS THEY STARTED IT,MURDER RATES, CRIME WENT DOWN.

>> BUT JUST TO SAY SOMEONE ISSUSPICIOUS BECAUSE THEY ARE

BLACK AND BROWN.

THAT'S NOT FAIR.

>> I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO TIETHE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

>> Jon: AH! CAN'T TIE THE HANDSOF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

SEAN HANNITY WILL NOT ALLOW THISNATION'S LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICERS TO HAVE THEIR HANDSTIED WHEN THEY NEED THEM TO

FRISK THE BROWN PEOPLE.

[LAUGHTER]BROWN COWS, ON THE OTHER HAND --

[LAUGHTER]HAVE CERTAIN CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHTS.

BUT ANYWAY THAT'S WHEN (bleep)GOT WEIRD.

>> YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT JONSTEWART HAD A QUOTE RALLY TORESTORE

SANITY.

HE INVITED ALL OF HIS FRIENDS TOATTEND INCLUDING THIS SINGER.

REMEMBER CAT STEVENS.

HE HAS SINCE CHANGED HIS NAME TOYUSUF ISLAM. THERE'S ONE PROBLEM

WITH INVITING MR. ISLAM TO ARALLY AIMED AT RESTORING

SANITY, OH THAT'S THE SAMEISLAM WHO INFAMOUSLY IS

UNAPOLOGETIC FOR ENDORSING AFATWA MEANING "TO KILL" A

NOVELIST BY THE NAME OFSALMAN RUSHDIE.

>> Jon: AH, POINT TAKEN ON THATONE. THAT'S A GOOD ONE. I'LL

GIVE YOU THAT ONE. SEE, IWANTED HIM TO PLAY PEACE TRAIN

SO THAT OZZY OSBOURNE COULDCUT HIM OFF WITH CRAZY TRAIN

AND THEN THE O'JAYS COME IN ANDTHEY END IT WITH LOVE TRAIN.

IT WAS A GOOD BIT.

[ LAUGHTER ]HAD ONE SMALL FLAW -- THE FATWA

GUY, BUT YOU WOULD BE SURPRISEDHOW FEW NON-FATWA MUSICIANS HAVE

DONE TRAIN BASED SONGS AND WEREAVAILABLE THAT WEEKEND.

BUT CORRECT, CORRECT MR.HANNITY, MISTAKE.

I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED INTO ITMORE.

IT SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, I'MJUST NOT SURE YOU ARE THE BEST

GUY TO MAKE THE GUILT BYMUSICIAN ASSOCIATION POINT.

>> OBAMA, HE'S A PIECE OF(bleep). AND I TOLD HIM TO SUCK

ON MY MACHINE GUN. I SAID HEYHILLARY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO RIDE

ONE OF THESE INTO THE SUNSET,YOU WORTHLESS (bleep).

>> THAT WAS FRIEND AND FREQUENTGUEST ON THE PROGRAM TED NUGENT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: NOW BELIEVE IT OR NOT,I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE CAT

STEVENS FATWA THING WHEN WEBOOKED HIM BUT YOU LITERALLY

WENT FROM A TAPE OF TED NUGENTSAYING THAT (bleep) TO

THAT WAS FRIEND OFSHOW TED NUGENT.

I WILL SAY THIS, THOUGH, FOR ALLTHE DISINGENUOUS,

HYPOCRITICAL, NONFACTUALCORROSIVE, HACKEY WORD TERDS

THAT YOU SPEAK --

[LAUGHTER]-- YOU DID GET ONE THING RIGHT.

>> STEWART WENT INTO HIS TAPEARSENAL WHICH BY THE WAY

SERVE AS AS MORE PROOF.REMEMBER HE WAS

BEGGING ME TO STAY IN NEW YORK,HE IS KIND OF OBSESSED WITH THIS

PROGRAM.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: YES!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]I AM OBSESSED.

I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR PROGRAM.

YOU CAN SAY TRUE THINGS.

I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR PROGRAMIN THE SAME WAY I AM OBSESSED

WITH ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANTSUPERBUGS OR THE PACIFIC

GARBAGE PATCH OR THE KFC DOUBLEDOWN

BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T BELIEVETHAT IN THIS DAY IN AGE WITH

ALL THAT WE KNOW THIS (bleep)IS OUT THERE.

THAT HUMANITY -- HUMANITY --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- THAT OUR SOCIETY IS STILLWEIGHED DOWN BY THESE BURDENS OF

A SEEMINGLY MORE MEDIEVAL TIME,LIKE YOUR SHOW.

TO SEE IT NIGHT AFTER NIGHTSERVING UP THE SAME (bleep).

MY GOD, YOU ARE THE ARBY'S OFNEWS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]HOW CAN I NOT BE OBSESSED WITH

THE ARBY'S OF NEWS.

ARBY'S THE HANNITY OF ROAST BEEFSANDWICHES.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND WHAT IS SO FASCINATING IS

THE PARADOX AT THE HEART OF YOURSHOW, THAT YOUR PURELY BLIND

PARTISAN IMPULSES ARE COUCHED INSUCH LOFTY PRINCIPLE.

EVERYTHING FRAMED IN TERMS OFTHE POWER OF YOUR PATRIOTISM.

YOU'VE GOT THE FLAG PINS, YOUGOT THE BACKDROPS.

YOU GOT THE GRAPHICS.

THE PATRIOTIC BALL COZIES YOUSELL ON YOUR WEB SITE AND

YET, YOU, THE --

WHAT? THEY ARE VERY INEXPENSIVE.

THEY ARE MADE IN MALAYSIA.

YET, YOU, THE UBER-AMERICAN,THIS MAN IS YOUR CAUSE.

>> I DON'T RECOGNIZE THE UNITEDSTATES GOVERNMENT AS EVEN

EXISTING.

>> Jon: HE DOESN'T RECOGNIZEAMERICA'S EXISTENCE.

HE IS U.S.-ATHEIST BECAUSE THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES EXIST.

IN FACT, IT WAS CREATED BY THOSEGUYS

AND THAT DOCUMENT YOULOVE SO, SO MUCH.

>> THE BEAUTY OF, I THINK, OURFRAMERS AND THE FOUNDERS IS THEY

PUT IN PLACE THIS DOCUMENT WHERETHEY HAD THE ABILITY TO RIGHT

WRONGS AND CORRECT INJUSTICES.

>> RIGHT.

>> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALLYWANT A RETURN TO FIRST

PRINCIPLES AND CONSTITUTIONALGOVERNMENT.

>> I LOVE WASHINGTON BECAUSE HEGAVE UP POWER.

AMAZING TO ME WHEN HE COULD HAVEHELD ON TO IT.

>> WASHINGTON. NOW THERE'S AFOUNDING FATHER WHO COULD FOUND

THE (bleep) OUT OF EVERYONE.

>> HOW DO YOU THINK HE WOULDHANDLE AN ARMED GROUP OF FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT REJECTIONISTS WHOWOULDN'T PAY THEIR TAXES?

WELL, WE DON'T REALLY NEED TOSPECULATE BECAUSE IT WAS CALLED

THE WHISKEY REBELLION,AND WASHINGTON WITH HIS FEDERAL

ARMY CRUSHED IT IN 1794, I GUESS

WOULD YOU SAYDISPROPORTIONALLY.

AND THE REASON THAT HE WASLEGALLY ALLOWED TO DO THAT

WAS BECAUSE A MAN NAMED DANIELSHAYS PULLED THE SAME (bleep) IN

1786 AND 1787.

THAT'S HIM APPARENTLY ROLLINGDOWN A HILL.

SO THE FOUNDING FATHERS CALLEDTHE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

TO FORM A MUCH STRONGER FEDERALGOVERNMENT THAT COULD COLLECT

TAXES BY FORCE IF NECESSARYWHICH I GUESS MAKES YOU,

SEAN HANNITY, NOT AN AMERICANPATRIOT BUT AN

ANTI-FEDERALIST OR TO BE KIND

LET'S JUST SAY YOU LOVE THEFOUNDING FATHERS BUT ONLY THEIR

EARLY WORK BEFORE THEY SOLD OUTAND BECAME THE MAN OR MEN OR

WHITE PROPERTY OWNING MEN.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THESHOW.

NOW --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- WE HAD A LITTLE FUN THE FIRSTACT BUT THE SECOND ACT IS

WHERE IT REALLY GETSGOING. IT'S NOT OFTEN WE GET TO

DELVE INTO THE MINUTIAE OF

A FISCAL YEAR BUDGET RESOLUTION.BUT TONIGHT THAT IS EXACTLY

WHAT WE'RE DOING. FOR THE NEXTTEN MINUTES WE'RE GOING TO--

>> Stephen: HELLO, JON.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: STEPHEN COLBERT, WHATARE YOU -- OH.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

>> Stephen: JON, I HAVE SOMETERRIBLE NEWS.

YOU BETTER SIT DOWN.

>> Jon: STEPHEN, I'M SITTINGDOWN. THERE'S HARDLY EVER A TIME

WHERE I'M REALLY NOT SITTINGDOWN ON THIS SHOW SO --

>> Stephen: WELL JON, IS THEREANY WAY YOU COULD SIT MORE?

JON THIS IS GOING TO COME ASSOMETHING AS A SHOCK TO YOU.

>> Jon: YOU ARE ENDING YOURSHOW.

>> Stephen: JON, PLEASE I'MENDING MY SHOW.

I HAVE TO, JON.

DON'T BEG ME TO STAY.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: YOU SEE, THERE'SNO MOUNTAIN LEFT FOR ME TO

CLIMB.

IT'S BECOME CLEAR TO ME THAT IHAVE WON TELEVISION.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]AT THIS POINT --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]JON, JON, AT THIS POINT I'M JUST

RUNNING UP THE SCORE.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: IT'S OBVIOUSLY, IT'S NOT

REALLY A CONTEST.

>> Stephen: NOT ANYMORE, JON.BECAUSE

YOU SEE, JON ALMOST NINE YEARSAGO I PROMISED TO CHANGE THE

WORLD, AND TOGETHER I DID IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: SO --

>> Stephen: SO, I DON'T KNOW,JON.

I'M A FREE MAN NOW.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT -- I'LL GOWHEREVER THE WIND TAKES ME, JON.

MAYBE RIDE THE RAILS.

LIVE BOXCAR TO BOXCAR.

LEARN HOW TO WHIP UP A HEARTYSTEW FROM PEANUT SHELLS AND A

STOLEN CHICKEN.

SURE, I KNOW IT DOESN'T SOUNDLIKE MUCH, JON BUT IT'S A KING'S

FEAST TO ME AND MY COMPANIONS.

BISCUIT, THE WILY MOUSE THATLIVES IN MY WEE POCKET.

AND ANNABELLE THE ONE EYEDPROSTITUTE WHO HAS A HEART OF

GOLD.

AND DON'T YOU DARE CALL HER AWHORE, JON.

>> Jon: I WASN'T SAYINGANYTHING.

STEPHEN, YOU HAVE A GIFT. WHYDON'T YOU STAY IN TELEVISION?

I HEARD THIS DAVID LETTERMAN ISRETIRING.

>> Stephen: YEAH I HEARD THAT,TOO, JON BUT THEY ALREADY GAVE

THE PART TO SOME FAT GUY.

TIMING SHE'S A CRUEL MISTRESS.

>> Jon: SHE IS. BUT DON'T SAYFAT.

PEAR SHAPED. THAT'S ALL. HE'SGOT --

>> Stephen: DON'T BE KIND TOHIM, JON.

I'VE SEEN THE PHOTOS.

>> Jon: NO, THEY ARE CALLEDBIRTHING HIPS. THEY'RE FINE.

STEPHEN, WELL THANKS FOR COMINGBY. I WISH YOU AND BISCUIT,

BISCUIT IS IT?

>> Stephen: IT WAS BISCUIT, JON,IN ME WEE POCKET.

>> Jon: IN YOUR WEE POCEKT. IWISH YOU BOTH AND THE ONE EYED

WOMAN, I WISH YOU ALLTHE BEST OF LUCK. I REALLY DO.

>> Stephen: HOLD BACK THETEARS, JON.

>> Jon: OK.>> Stephen: YOU'LL BE FINE.

> Jon: THANKS FOR COMING.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW, JON, NOWTHAT YOU MENTION IT, THERE'S

SOMETHING I WOULD APPRECIATE ASA PARTING GIFT.

YOU KNOW HOW WHEN SOMEONE LEAVES"THE DAILY SHOW" YOU GUYS PUT

TOGETHER A LITTLE HIGHLIGHTREEL?

>> Jon: SURE, WE JUST DID ONEFOR YOUNG JOHN OLIVER.

>> Stephen: YEAH, I SAW THAT.BUT JON, YOU NEVER DID ONE FORME.

>> Stephen: YOU NEVER LEFT.

YOU WENT TO 11:30.YOU ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE RIGHT, JON.YOU'RE RIGHT.

IT PROBABLY WASN'TTHAT IMPORTANT TO ME.

>> Jon: WE'LL PUT SOMETHINGTOGETHER, STEPHEN. WE'LL PUT

SOMETHING TOGETHER. WE'LL DOSOME OF YOUR BEST MOMENTS.

>> Stephen: DON'T TROUBLEYOURSELF, JON.

I ALREADY DID.

IT'S STEAMY IN HERE RIGHT NOW.YOU COULD PUT SOME FLOUR AND

YEAST IN MY PANTS AND PULL OUT APARMESEAN BAGUETTE.

MY FATHER WAS A POOR VIRGINIANTURD MINER.

THESE ARE THE GOATEES OFFREEDOM.

FACT BECOMES IRRELEVANT. TRUTHBECOMES FICTION.

KNOWLEDGE BECOMES IGNORANCE.NIGHT BECOMES DAY.

CHAOS REIGNS.

TAXI!

FOR LO!

I WIN! I WIN!

I WIN!

MY FATHER'S FATHER WAS A GOATBALL LICKER.

TO RUN MY FINGERS THROUGH YOURRAVEN HAIR TO TOUCH YOUR MILK

WHITE SKIN.

[LAUGHTER][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WELL JON, I'M REALLYGOING TO MISS ME.

>> Jon: AND WE ARE TOO,MY FRIEND. GODSPEED.

STEPHEN COLBERT, LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT SHE'S THECOANCHOR OF ABC'S "GOOD MORNING

AMERICA".

HER NEW MEMOIR IS CALLED"EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING."

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAMROBIN ROBERTS.

COME ON, HELLO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]HELLO!

>> Jon: WELL, HELLO.

>> HOW ARE YOU?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE.

>> I'M SORRY OUT OF HABIT I SAIDGOOD MORNING.

I AM SORRY.

>> Jon: THEY DID JUST GET UP. IKNOW THESE PEOPLE.

IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH TO 4:20THAT THEY JUST GOT UP.

>> OH!

>> Jon: EVERYBODY'S GOTSOMETHING, BUT MAN, NOT

EVERYBODY'S GOT EVERYTHING.

I MEAN, YOU REALLY GOT HIT WITHTHE WHAMMIES OF WHAMMIES.

A BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS WASTHE FIRST WHAMMIE, YES?

>> IN 2007, YES.

AND, I COMPLETED TREATMENT IN2008.

BUT THE REASON I SAIDEVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING.

AND IT'S TRUE.

YEAH, I GOT SLAPPED UPSIDE THEHEAD AND EVERYTHING.

BUT THE POINT MY MOM SAID, ITDOESN'T MATTER.

EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING.

AND MY SOMETHING IS NO MOREIMPORTANT OR GREATER THAN ANY

OTHER CHALLENGE THAT SOMEONEELSE WAS FACING. BUT, THERE WAS

A POINT, I WILL AGREE, WHERE IWAS LOOKING UP TO THE HEAVENS

AND SAYING, IF YOU WANT TOSPREAD IT AROUND A LITTLE

BIT MORE, THAT WOULD BE FINEWITH ME.

>> Jon: BECAUSE THAT IS,IT'S, YOU KNOW, PARENTS CAN

DELIVER THIS KIND OF SAGEADVICE AND THEY CAN DO IT IN A

BIT OF A VACUUM. BUT, I THINKTHEY NEVER KNOW IF THEIR KIDS,

YOU SEEMED TO HAVE ABSORBED YOURPARENTS' LESSONS OF IT'S NOT

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUBUT THE WAY YOU DEAL WITH IT

IN A WAY THAT MUST MAKE THEMINCREDIBLY PROUD.

>> WELL, BECAUSE MY PARENTS --MY DAD GREW UP IN JERSEY.

AND UH, YES.

>> Jon: I'M FAMILIAR.

>> AS A SMALL CHILD HE HAD THENERVE TO CUT OFF A BROOM STICK

HANDLE AND GO DOWN THEBASEMENT AND DREAM OF

FLYING AND BECAME A TUSKEEGEEAIRMAN.

MY MOTHER WAS THE FIRST IN HERFAMILY TO GO TO COLLEGE AND

WAS ON THE STATE BOARDOF EDUCATION.

SO, I COME FROM GOOD STOCK, ANDI KIND OF LISTENED TO THEM.

NOT ALL THE TIME, I'LL ADMIT, ASA CHILD NOT SO MUCH, BUT

I'M GRATEFUL THAT SOME OF THELIFE LESSONS STAYED WITH ME.

EVERY MORNING WHEN I ENTER THESTUDIO FOR "GOOD MORNING

AMERICA" I BLOW A KISS TO BOTHOF THEM UP THERE AND SAY GOOD

MORNING TO THEM BEFORE I SAY"GOOD MORNING AMERICA".

>> Jon: AND THEN WHEN YOU AREDONE WITH THAT DO YOU DOWN TO

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS.

I KNOW HE IS ONLY --[LAUGHTER]

HE'S LIKE -- HE'S -->> I WAS WAITING FOR THAT.

IT TOOK YOU A LITTLE LONGER THANI THOUGHT.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: THAT'S A TERRIBLE

THING. HE'S ACTUALLY A GOODFRIEND.

I HAVE TO GET HIM.

LET ME GIVE HIM A CALL.

[LAUGHTER]HE AND I ARE THE SAME SIZE, BY

THE WAY.

>> THE FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT HEGAVE ME SIX INCH HEELS.

THAT'S THE KIND OF GOOD SPORTTHAT HE IS.

>> Jon: THAT'S VERY NICE. DURINGTHAT TIME, WERE YOU

THINKING TO YOURSELF, MAN, ICAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK UP AT

3:00 A.M. AND GET TO WORK.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> NOT SO MUCH.

IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THAT SIXMONTH BREAK.

BUT THE POINT OF IT IS WHEN YOUARE GOING THROUGH ANYTHING LIKE

THAT, ESPECIALLY, AND I WAS OFFTHE AIR FOR SIX MONTHS.

CAN YOU IMAGINE NOT SITTING INTHAT CHAIR FOR SIX MONTHS?

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: YES.

HOLD ON.

[LAUGHTER]>> COME BACK TO US, JON.

COME BACK TO US.

>> Jon: I'M STANDING ON A COOLMOUNTAIN AND A BREEZE WAS GOING

THROUGH MY HAIR.

[LAUGHTER]>> ALL I WANTED WAS TO BE NORMAL

AGAIN.

NORMAL FOR ME IS GETTING UP AT3:45 AND GETTING IN THE STUDIO

AND DOING WHAT I DO.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

DID YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU LOSTYOURSELF?

>> OH -->> Jon: OR DO YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU PHYSICALLY OR EMOTIONAL YOUSORT OF BECAME OUTSIDE OF

YOURSELF OR SOMETHING ELSE?

>> THERE WAS A LOT OF TIMESBECAUSE DURING THE -- YOU

KNOW, BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTWHAT THEY DO IS THEY COMPLETELY

TAKE AWAY YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEMBECAUSE IT'S DYSFUNCTIONAL

AND IT'S GOING TO KILL YOU.

THEY HAVE TO WIPE IT OUT.

I WAS SO THANKFUL THAT MY SISTERWAS A PERFECT MATCH.

SO THEY INSERTED HER STEMCELLS. AND IT'S LIKE A REBIRTH.

SO I REALLY FELT LIKE I WASCOMING BACK TO LIFE, AND THERE

WERE TIMES THAT I WAS JUSTOUTSIDE OF MYSELF. I WAS TOLD

THERE WAS ONE POINT I WAS IN THEHOSPITAL AND HALLUCINATING.

I NURSE CAME IN AND SHE SAID IWAS INTERVIEWING WALTER CRONKITE

AT THE FOOT OF MY BED.

TRUE STORY.

[LAUGHTER]YES, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY I WAS

OUTSIDE OF MY BODY FOR A WHILE.

>> Jon: AS YOU FELT IT COMEBACK, IT'S SO NICE SEE YOU.

MAN, YOUR SPIRIT AND ENERGYSHINES THROUGH EVERYTHING.

IT'S LOVELY TO SEE YOU DOING SOWELL.

>> THANK YOU, JON.

>> Jon: GOOD TO SEE YOU.

ROBIN ROBERTS "EVERYBODY'S GOTSOMETHING."

IT'S ON THE BOOKSHELVES NOW.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

HERE IT IS YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> I'M NOT A RANCHER BUT I WOULDTHINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

MIGHT BE THANKFUL BECAUSE YOUARE CUTTING THE LAWN FOR FREE.

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