News anchor talks about covering an election while living with MS
A story in the National Institutes of Health's magazine also includes the latest on NIH efforts at creating new and better therapies
for multiple sclerosis.
On the air, Neil Cavuto is a composed presence during the chaotic Election 2012 live news coverage. But behind the scenes, the Fox News Channel and Fox
Business Network anchor and news manager is dealing with multiple sclerosis, which he has had for more than 15 years.
"I'd be lying to you if I told you that after five or six hours on the air, anchoring non-stop election or market coverage-as has been the case on more
than a few occasions—I tend to just crumble into a heap when it's all over," Cavuto explains in the Spring edition of NIH MedlinePlus the
magazine, which is produced by the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
In addition to the interview, the magazine features information about symptoms, details about diagnosing MS and research. It also includes four other
inspiring stories of men and women touched by the illness.
Cavuto shares that sometimes his eyesight can become blurry or compromised. On those occasions he says, "I deliberately opt for shows without scripts,
shows that I can wing or do on the fly. It drives my producers crazy, because they instantly know, 'Uh-oh, Cavuto's lost his sight.'"
Cavuto reminds other patients to "take it from a self-absorbed TV anchor, it's not just about you. Get over 'you.' The sooner we get outside ourselves,
and outside our own misery, the less we'll be miserable, and the less we'll be a pain to ourselves and others."
The magazine may be viewed here.