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Jan's Story

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Jan's Story

Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer's

By Barry R. Petersen; Katie Couric (Foreword by)

Behler Publications, Paperback, 9781933016443, 206pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010


CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen tells the tender story of his wife's battle with Early Onset Alzheimer's.

About the Author
Multiple Emmy-Award-winner Barry Petersen has covered wars, genocide, interviewed dozens of stars, and several Bosnian War Crimes Tribunal suspects. Barry earned one of his Emmys for reporting the Siege of Sarajevo for CBS Sunday Morning. He shared both Peabody and DuPont Awards for being a part of the CBS News Radio coverage of the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989, and an Edward R. Murrow award for, of all things, sports writing for a story on baseball coming to Beijing. One report he could have never prepared himself for, however, is when his wife, Jan, was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's at the age of 55.

Barry works for CBS News and makes his home in Denver, Colorado, where he wrote Jan's Story.

His website: http: //

Saturday, Jul 3, 2010

First and last, Barry Petersen's new book is a love story. But the story of a love that has to change to endure. Host Scott Simon speaks with the CBS News correspondent, who tells the story of his wife's struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's in his new book, Jan's Story. More at

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