Robert Novak Has Brain Tumor
I have had a series of posts lately about Robert Novak, one of my favorite reporters/columnists. The news this morning is not good. To be respected by a liberal such as myself means this conservative reporter must be doing something right.
For me, Robert Novak is the quintessential reporter of the past 40 plus years. It was a tremendous pleasure to meet him, and walk alongside him down the hall at the UW-Memorial Union in Madison several years ago while talking about how he writes his columns. He seemed pleased to be ask, and the topic was the type I find interesting. He was walking slow as he was still dealing with the side effects of hip replacement surgery. I found him to be sincere, earnest, and not as some like to define him.
Our hopes and prayers are with him and his family at this time.
Robert Novak, the journalist who has made a fair amount of news himself this month, is suffering from a brain tumor, he revealed today.
On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor,” he said in a statement. “I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment.
“I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy period.”
The news was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, which syndicates Novak’s column. Initially begun as a joint effort with the late Rowland Evans that began 45 years ago, the column is longest running such commentary in America.
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