From New York Daily News:
Two months after he suffered a severe stroke, the family of WABC/Ch. 7 legend says Gil Noble will no longer be able to host the long-running public affairs show “Like It Is.”
Noble’s loved ones, along with his attorney, told WABC/Ch. 7 general manager David Davis last week that Noble would not return to the show.
“They have made the difficult decision that Gil can no longer continue as host of ‘Like It Is,’” Davis wrote in an e-mail to his staff. “I said I understood, and after so many years of serving the community and hosting such an historic program, Gil deserves the opportunity to completely concentrate on his recovery.”
Davis said Noble, 79, continues to recuperate and “according to his family, is making progress.”
Noble began at Ch. 7 in 1967. A year later he became host of “Like It Is,” which has become an important outlet for area viewers to get information on topics important to the African-American community. He’s focused only on “Like It Is” since 1986.
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