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Sheryl Cannady from the Library of Congress speaks with television personality and author Hoda Kotb, who appeared at the 2011 National Book Festival on September 24, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Hoda Kotb has been co-anchor with Kathie Lee Gifford of the fourth hour of "Today" since 2007. She has also been a "Dateline NBC" correspondent since April 1998 and the host of the weekly syndicated series "Your Total Health" since September 2004. In her nine years at NBC, Kotb has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories. Her book "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee" (Simon & Schuster) includes a personal account of her bout with breast cancer in 2007 (she is now cancer-free), which was documented on "Today."
About the 2011 National Book Festival
The 2011 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.