BBC Correspondent Who Reported Margaret Thatcher Obituary Recovers from Stroke

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By Chris Ariens Comment

It’s no secret that television news networks pre-produce video obituaries for celebrities, politicians and other famous newsmakers. Such is the case in the U.K. today where host and former BBC News political editor Andrew Marr hosted a documentary on former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher who died today.

The special, airing tonight on BBC 1, has been ready to go for some time, as Marr has been off the air since suffering a stroke in January. The 53-year-old was released from the hospital just last month and continues his recovery at home.

Marr began his career in journalism on The Scotsman newspaper in 1981. He joined the BBC as political editor in 2000. Marr has hosted a number of history programs as well as his Sunday broadcast “The Andrew Marr Show.”

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