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Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Dick Nourse is battling cancer again

Longtime KSL anchorman Dick Nourse is battling throat cancer.

Nourse, 72, released a statement that he was diagnosed in mid-December, and "has since been released from the hospital and is recuperating at his Salt Lake City home. The longtime Utah newsman is expected to begin radiation and chemotherapy treatments over the course of the next 12 weeks. Doctors say his prognosis is good."

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A local broadcasting icon, Nourse retired from KSL in 2007 after 43 years as the station's lead anchorman. During that time, he twice battle cancer In 1980, he fought non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and in 1996 he battled through prostate cancer.

"When it comes to fighting cancer, there's no more powerful medicine than the love and support of family and friends," Nourse said in a statement. "I'm truly blessed. Their support, including that shown by members of my extended TV family, was key to my recovery during my first battles with cancer, and it is a great source of strength for me now. My wife, Deb, and I are extremely grateful. We know we'll get through this."

Nourse recently returned to the spotlight when he appeared on KUTV-Channel 2's newscast to talk about his 16-year-old son, Dayne, who is battling a rare degenerative form of Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as known as brittle-bone disease.

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