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Robin Roberts Returns to

Robin Roberts Returns to 'Good Morning America'

By JACKIE WILLIS

February 20, 2013

"Hi, it's Robin and I've been waiting 174 days to say this, Good Morning America." After weeks of build-up, Robin Roberts finally returned to Good Morning America on Wednesday.

"It is official now, welcome back Robin," George Stephanopoulos said of his co-anchor's return. Robin, 52, took a leave of absence from the morning program this past year after battling MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). As Stephanopoulos put it, "The froggy slippers are off!" GMA correspondent Lara Spencer added, "For the first time, I'm speechless."

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"Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment," Roberts said. "I share this day of celebration with everyone."

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Taped messages for Roberts played all morning as everyone, from Oprah to The Obamas, offered up their love for the co-anchor. "Robin, it's great to see you back in that chair," President Barack Obama said to camera.

It was also announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be sitting down with Roberts for an interview on Feb. 26.

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