Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer. The 68-year-old's incisive takes on politics of the day have been missing from Fox News Channel's "Special Report" for nearly a year as he battled an abdominal tumor and subsequent complications, but colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing. But in an eloquent, yet unblinking letter to co-workers, friends and Fox News Channel viewers, Krauthammer disclosed that he has just weeks to live.
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume worked with Charles Krauthammer for many years and joins Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to share kind words and memories with Charles.
Message he has for Charles: Well I sent him a message just the other day expressing my great sorrow at the news he got from his doctors and I told him I would keep praying for him although I knew he's not a believer I am. The god that I worship would unquestionably would want him in his presence because anyone who had the chance would. I don't think there's anyone alive that I admire more than I admire Charles. It's no exaggeration to say that I love the guy. (1:03)
About Charles as a person: He was so kind. His kindness was so clear and so obvious that you could spot it. (5:19)
On why Charles is the Gold Standard: He was extraordinarily smart and he was incensive in his thinking and he wrote and spoke with such clarity. He was so clear and so sharp and so radiant that when you watched one of those channels you couldn't wait to hear what he had to say about almost anything. (8:21)