Skip to content

Know someone over 50 who is making a difference? Nominate them for the AARP Purpose Prize. Nominations close March 31!


A Different Power Couple

Meredith Vieira and Richard Cohen conquer disease, disappointment with heart and humor

He was an award-winning television producer and writer, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 25. She was a journalist who lost her dream job at 60 Minutes. And these were only two of the challenges married couple Meredith Vieira and Richard Cohen have faced in the last 30 years.

See also: Linda Evans: Recipes for Life.

Blindness, colon cancer and work strains also followed. But the couple finds redemption in their children, and laughter in their struggles, like wheelchairs at airports ("You get to the front of the line — we love it!" says Vieira). My Generation visits with the celebrities, who believe a real "power couple" is one that always puts family first.

Also of interest: Wayne Rogers after M*A*S*H.

Join the Discussion

0 | Add Yours

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.