CBS Correspondent Barry Peterson Speaks Of Wife’s Diagnosis


CBS News Correspondent Barry Peterson has reported breaking news, in-depth stories, and hard-hitting news for over three decades, but now he shares the most personal story he has ever been assigned to, his wife Jan’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s.

A beautiful, vivacious, and driven woman, Jan was diagnosed at the age of 55, but later they decided they first began seeing changes as early as the age of 40-years-old. Listen as Barry talks about Jan’s changes in behavior, the early signs they chose to dismiss, and the challenges of starting a news relationship while the woman he loves slowly disappears.

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