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The Night Don Lemon Hugged Me

published: December, 19, 2012 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Television, Living with HIV, Mark S. King

Mark S. King in the spotlight: a painful past, a CNN anchor - and the grace of a second chance

The Night Don Lemon Hugged Me

Our first meeting on-camera was six years ago. The memory of it pains me still, despite my enthusiasm for appearing on national television for any reason whatsoever.  “And how long have you been off drugs?” he asked. The look in his eyes carried a journalist’s skepticism. The intense lights of the CNN studio seemed to brighten at the question. “Six months,” I answered. The idea of appearing at the anchor desk with Don Lemon was losing its allure. Granted, I wanted to help promote