Clearing the air about COPD


Source: CBS News

Just how common is COPD? And just how disheartening and confusing can a diagnosis be? These are questions our Senior Contributor Ted Koppel has been grappling with for very many years, and very close to home, as he’ll be telling us in our Cover Story: 

Everything I tell you this morning is factual, but I can’t pretend to be objective …

I’d like you to meet my wife, Grace Anne.  No one in the world is closer to me. 

If you squint a little … all right, more than a little … you may be able to imagine us as we were more than 50 years ago when we met as grad students out at Stanford.  

An undated photo of Ted Koppel and his wife, Grace Anne.

Family photo

And here we are, four kids


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