Beyond the Headlines: Parkinson's disease

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Parkinson Disease
Legendary KGO Radio talk show host Ronn Owens speaks exclusively with ABC7 about being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

AIRS: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:00AM
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Legendary KGO Radio Talk Show Host Ronn Owens stunned his fans with the announcement that he's been living with Parkinson's Disease and kept it a secret from the public for 12.5 years. He went public in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle and agreed to talk to one television station about his condition.

Cheryl Jennings sat down for a frank discussion with Ronn, his wife Jan Black, and his neurologist Dr. William Marks. Joined by his wife and his neurologist, he shared his story with only one TV station, ABC7's Beyond the Headlines.

Studio Guests

Ronn Owens

Talk Show Host, KGO Radio 810 AM

Jan Black

Married to Ronn Owens

Former KGO and KCBS Radio News Anchor

William Marks, M.D., MS-HCM

UCSF Professor of Neurology

Author, Deep Brain Stimulation Management

Additional Resources

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

National Parkinson Foundation

American Parkinson Disease Association

Medtronic DBS Therapy for Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia

MRI Interventions