Monday, April 18, 2005


Was saddened to hear that former New York City news anchor and talk show host Tom Snyder has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Although I was a young fellow "back in the day", I always enjoyed watching Snyder hosting The Tomorrow Show during the 70s and early 80s. After NBC cancelled the late night/early morning show which followed Johnny Carson, Tom hosted a similar programme on CBS from 1995-1999...a show that was eventually reformatted and is now hosted by Craig Kilborn.

His career has taken a number of different turns. He also was the primary news anchor for the NBC and ABC owned stations in New York and Los Angeles, helped launch the magazine show Dateline Sunday on NBC, as well as NBC News Update, a two minute blurb that aired in prime time for several years.

Tom has had several health issues in recent years. Heart disease four years ago. A torn tendon about 1 1/2 years ago. Atrial fibrillation most recently. Now this. He discusses this new issue on his Web site/blog, and notes that his doctors have said this is curable through medication, chemo, or both.

A truly talented gentleman. I'm praying for him this evening.


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