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TV anchor Linda Ellerbee celebrates waking up on the right side of the grass each day

As an anchor and writer for 14 years at ABC and NBC, Linda Ellerbee achieved her own kind of fame as a television personality--outspoken, irreverent and insightful. She was a real-life Murphy Brown, and the rumor was that she inspired the sitcom. This month Ellerbee, 60, comes out with a new book, Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table. She spoke with TIME's ANDREA SACHS about an array of topics, from women in TV news to her battle with cancer.

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