Lisa Thomas-Laury’s “On Camera and Off”

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    LISA THOMAS-LAURY was a trailblazing African American news anchor in Philadelphia from 1978 to last year when she retired. She’s interviewed President Ronald Regan, Ted Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana. For this wife and mother of two, life on camera and off seemed perfect. That was all until she got bad news. In her new memoir, On Camera and Off: When the News Is Good and When it’s Not, Thomas-Laury talks about her battle with a rare plasma cell disorder called POEMS, and the only treatment available was a bone marrow transplant. In this hour, Marty talks with Thomas-Laury about how she balanced her career and her health.

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