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Leroy Sievers Loses Battle with Cancer

Sievers_8.16.jpgNPR’s Leroy Sievers, the former Nightline executive producer whose battle with cancer was documented on his NPR blog, died last night.

Sievers was one of Ted Koppel‘s executive producers at Nightline, and later moved with Koppel to the Discovery Channel where he oversaw the 2007 documentary “Our Children’s Children’s War,” which aired in March 2007. Sievers, along with Lance Armstrong and Elizabeth Edwards, was prominently featured in Koppel’s “Living with Cancer” broadcast, which aired on Discovery in May, 2007.

Sievers was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006. By June of this year it had spread to his brain, shoulder blades, liver, pelvis and lungs.

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Koppel’s Radio Days

TVNewser has learned that for the first time since leaving Nightline, Ted Koppel will host a regularly-scheduled series. This Wednesday, he’ll guest host NPR’s daily news talk show, “Talk of the Nation.”

The two-hour, two-topic show will include a discussion on living with cancer with guests Elizabeth Edwards and longtime Nightline producer Leroy Sievers. Koppel will also discuss the China/US relationship, in particular the potential collision over dwindling energy supplies. Koppel’s 4-part series “The People’s Republic of Capitalism” premieres Wednesday night on Discovery.

The show is broadcast on 280 stations as well as Sirius satellite radio. Koppel, who’ll host the show live from the Newseum, is sitting in for the regular host, Neal Conan, who is on vacation.