Vieira’s documentary on Valerie Harper and her rare disease airs tonight 9 pm
“Valerie’s Story – a Meredith Vieira Special” premieres tonight, September 19 at 9:00 pm CT, after the finale of “Million Second Quiz.”
Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions and hosted by Meredith Vieira, the documentary explores Valerie Harper’s raw and emotional journey as she battles a rare incurable disease.
Harper, who is 74-years-old and had previously battled lung cancer, announced on March 6, 2013 that she had been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare, terminal cancer. Given only 3-6 months to live, her diagnosis has turned a corner.
In an exclusive to “TODAY,” Harper’s latest MRI revealed that she had defied the odds and her neuro-oncologist Dr. Jeremy Rudnicksaid that she “was pretty close to remission.”
From the revelation that she had an incurable disease, to doctor’s visits and experimental treatments, “Valerie’s Story – a Meredith Vieira Special,” takes an intimate look inside Harper’s reality as she lives life to its fullest with her husband Tony Cacciotti and their daughter Christina.