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Ernie Johnson, fighting cancer, returns to TNT studio

Updated: October 31, 2006, 8:51 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- When Ernie Johnson hosts TNT's season-opening coverage of an NBA doubleheader on Tuesday night, he'll be just as bald as studio mates Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.

Six rounds of chemotherapy have left Johnson without his hair. But he said he feels fine and is ready to get back to work after taking four months off for treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Johnson was diagnosed with the illness in 2003, but remained on the air until he felt his work was ...

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