June 15th, 2011

Nick Charles on living with cancer with Mike Tyson, Dr. Gupta

SANJAY GUPTA MD airs Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am ET

Former CNN sports anchor Nick Charles says he was the happiest he’s ever been, building a new life, with his wife and a new daughter, when he learned he had advanced bladder cancer.  Doctors tell him he’s on borrowed time, but Nick is determined to live fully in every remaining moment.  With wisdom and grace, Charles talks to CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about making peace with old regrets, saying goodbye to friends and preparing his family – most of all his young daughter, Giovanna – for life without him in a special edition of SANJAY GUPTA MD that will air over Fathers’ Day Weekend (June 18 and 19).  A legendary sports anchor Charles perhaps best beloved by fans for his anchoring talents during boxing matches, in this moving and revealing excerpt, Charles meets with another legend from the world of boxing – his friend Mike Tyson, to talk about some of the lessons he’s still learning about living during this fight.