Thursday, April 2, 2009


Joan Lunden Remembers Her Hero

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden can safely say they don’t make doctors like they used to.

Lunden is the host of DIRECTV Hometown Heroes, a show about ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their communities, premiering its second season this Sunday (Apr. 5).

Watching average people do selfless deeds for others got Lunden thinking about her own hero, her father, who was a beloved doctor in their community.

Though her dad died when Lunden was only 12 years old, she’s been researching his career and discovering his generous ways.

Lunden explains, “He never cared about money or if people could pay him. Sometimes he would pay his patients’ hospital bills and leave them money for prescriptions. He’d make house calls and go anywhere he was needed. They don’t make doctors like that anymore!”

Lunden admits that growing up, she always wanted to be doctor like her dad but didn’t “do too well with stitches,” so she tried her hand at journalism instead.

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