Aug 31 2012

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Aug 31 2012

Robin Roberts Mother Passes Away at 88

Mother of 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts dies at 88. TODAY

Please join us in praying for Robin Roberts and her family.

 

These are tough days for Robin Roberts. The "Good Morning America" anchor's mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, died Thursday at the age of 88, her co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on the show Friday.

The sad news follows Roberts' announcement that she will be taking a medical leave to undergo a bone-marrow transplant after being diagnosed earlier this year with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow.

The 51-year-old had originally planned to start her leave after today's show but announced Thursday that she'd begin it a day early so she could fly home to Mississippi to be with her ailing mother.

On the show Friday, Stephanopoulos said that Robin "wanted to get home a little early to say goodbye to her mom. She made it home just in time."

He also described Lucimarian as "a woman filled with so much joy."

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Aug 31 2012

Wink At The Moon, In Honor of Neil Armstrong

Blue moon on same day as Neil Armstrong service. USA TODAY

 

There's a rare blue moon tonight, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar.

Today is the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.

A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015. The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon is uncommon and has come to mean something rare. The moon actually won't be colored blue.

Armstrong's family has suggested paying tribute to him by looking at the moon and giving the astronaut a wink. (Read full story)

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