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Robin Roberts

Returns to GMA

Welcomed Back by Obamas

2/20/2013 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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She's back!!!!! Robin Roberts returned to her anchor chair on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday ... her first day in her old job since undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat a blood disorder.

And the best part -- she was greeted with welcome back messages from Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah and Hillary Clinton!!

With a big ol' smile on her face, Roberts told the audience ... "I have been waiting 174 days to say this: 'Good Morning America.'"

As for the First Family ... Michelle O told Roberts, "Robin, we just want you to know that the whole Obama family, we've been thinking about you and praying for you and rooting for you every step of the way."

Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) last year ... but says she's determined to beat it.

Looks like she's off to a good start.

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Kath    

Robin is a class act all the way. I'm glad to see her looking so happy and I sincerely hope she beats this.

528 days ago
32.

sickandtired    

ENOUGH ENOUGH

528 days ago
33.

Mrugowsky    

We all get it she survived cancer or whatever. Nevertheless she's irritating and not very interesting. Doesn't. OBAMA care about sick white people???

528 days ago
34.

nancy    

Oh stop it already with the "Robin's back" news. It's obnoxious at this point. Fine, she's back!!!! So what!

528 days ago
35.

nancy    

Ok, she's back. Enough already! Why is this covered so much? Who cares?!

528 days ago
36.

tucker    

I wish Robin continued good health! Hey Obama, don't you have anything better to do?

528 days ago
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David    

Obama is a racist. He totally directs himself towards the blacks when he should be representing and acknowledging all Americans. This average person going back to work is highly over rated. So why again is Obama recognizing her other than the fact that she is black. Blacks doing this tends to seem ok with our society. If Whites did the same we would be considered racist.

528 days ago
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Herman Munster    

Who cares.... They make a big deal out of a F ing celeb having cancer. It would be nice if they would cover Jane Doe and all the normal people the same way.

528 days ago
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Mindy    

My late Mother died from this form of leukemia, but she was 82......I know Robin is young enough, and strong enough to overcome this disease. All the best to you, Robin!

528 days ago
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Nobrows    

Isn't that nice. Now how about helping the MILLIONS of normal people you have put out of work. They would like to go back to work, too.

528 days ago
41.

Iphone5    

Yeah I'm sure you all are sick of hearing about them talking about Robin in the media, BUT I BET YOU AREN'T SICK OF THEM TALKING ABOUT FRIGGIN KATE MIDDLETON! They talk about Kate and baby bump and fashion all day long! Now I am EXTREMELY sick of hearing about her annoying self. And yes I am making this a race thing for the racist out there.

528 days ago
42.

Skittles14    

Thank you for sharing your story with us. I'm so glad that you are doing well, & to see your smiling face once agen is something amazing. May god contuie to bless you & your famIly.

528 days ago
43.

Gigohead     

Robin is a class act! She is worthy of the attention because for years she has served as the empathetic ear to countless of guests. Thanks for the coverage TMZ!

528 days ago
44.

Teresa Ducham    

Robin, Welcome back and keep smiling!!!!

528 days ago
45.

helloooo    

Good 2 have u back! God Bless!

528 days ago
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