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Surgeon Who Performed First Live TV Open Heart Surgery Writes Book

Valley surgeon Dr. Ted Diethrich rose to great international fame in the 1980s when one of his open heart surgeries became the first ever broadcast on live television.

It was carried by 97 PBS stations in 33 states. Diethrich spoke about his career and his new book.

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