Robin Roberts Got Obama Interview Just After Getting Dire Prognosis

Roberts and ABC News President Ben Sherwood recall funny phone call on that fateful day.
1:10 | 02/21/13

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Transcript for Robin Roberts Got Obama Interview Just After Getting Dire Prognosis
I'm away from the office word quite a few hours. I get back into the car. And I turn on my Blackberry my phone and several messages and calls from the office. And a member calling -- -- would from the car. And -- where he then and so alive you're ahead of -- sorry -- away from the office what's going on. And he said you're in -- the president tomorrow at the White House. -- Oh -- oh OK. And it's a bit. Very -- -- can we can't act you -- -- just dealing with so I promise I'll get. -- tape that's not the reaction normally happens when your calling one of your. Greatest journalists and anchors and telling her the president wants to meet you and he may have some very big news to break. I'll call you back. I remember putting the phone down and I remember thinking that -- so strange something's going on there something going.

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