Anchor Robin Roberts made her triumphant return to "Good Morning America" on Wednesday after a lengthy medical leave that began Aug. 30.
The episode of "GMA" began with a close-up on Roberts. "I've been waiting 174 days to say this: 'Good morning, America.'" She also reflected on the importance of "faith, family and friends" in helping her through her medical ordeal, which involved a bone marrow transplant for treatment of the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome.
"There’s so many people that I want to thank throughout the morning, my doctors and nurses and family and colleagues and people who have sat in this chair and those who have blazed the trail before me," Roberts said. "As my mother said, ‘We all have something.' Everyone’s story has purpose and meaning and value and I share this morning, this day of celebration with everyone."