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08/04/2011

Well Wishes to Gil Noble

Gil Noble, long-time host of the Emmy-award winning show ‘Like It Is’, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. He has been stabilized and is resting comfortably with family by his side.  We look forward to welcoming Gil back to work. If you’d like to send your thoughts and well wishes to Gil, CLICK BELOW.

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Patricia Galderisi

Dear Mr. Noble,

I'm writing this on 2/26/12 and I have been so remiss in not knowing, until now, that your wonderful program, "Like it Is" is no longer being aired. Firstly, I want to wish you complete recovery and peace and happiness always. Secondly, I want to tell you what your show meant to me, a white, American of Italian descent, who was born in the Bronx in 1950. Your show and others like "Black News" afforded me a window into the life of Americans of African descent that I otherwise would not have known. Having been educated in the Bronx during the 50's and 60's there wasn't any "Black History" month or education anywhere. It wasn't until after all the riots, killings and abuse, did it become available to people like myself that there was and is a people all around us with a different history, life experience and heroes that we were not being exposed to. Thank you for my "Black History Education" and for exposing me to what it was and is like being black in the United States. If it wasn't for you and people of color like you, I would have gone to my grave...ignorant. God Bless you and your family.
With Gratitude,

Patricia Galderisi

Penny

We continue to wish you well. Your wisdom and insight has been sorely missed. What you brought to this nation cannot be replaced!

david

Gil stay stong look forward to seeing you back on the air.
Yuh cann't give up! Love always.

Emarie Knight

Greetings and well wishes Brother Noble. I am wishing you and your family all the best in this New Year.. I personally want to say… Heal my brother. May the creator heap many blessings on you... And please know that you are loved and truly missed... Thank you for being a teacher, warrior, and mentor to us. I never have taken the lessons you have shared for granted. I reaped planted and sowed because of you, thus many will grow!!!
Respect, Sister Emarie

Smith Georges

Hi Gil,

This is your friend Smith Georges. The Haitian community and I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. I did your portrait in painting and I would like to give it to you personally. You are an iconic figure. We love you. Be well.

Smith Georges
My email: [email protected]

the madison family

We miss you. Please gain your strength every day.

Azeezuddin Muhammad

Mr. Gil Noble in my mind is one of the greatest contributors toward educating the lost-found people of the world. His interviews were serious and spoke to real issues. He seemed to know just who needed to be heard. His courage to risk being terminated is note worthy. He was placed where he needed to be for the precise reason of teaching and enlightening the human consciousness. Gil, my brother, a job well done. May God's peace be with you.
Virginia Beach, VA.

Deirdre Gilbert

I do wish Mr Noble a healthy recovery.

Madison W.

Today is Sunday 11/27/11 and I decided I’m going to tune into “Like It Is”. I have been missing Gil Noble and wearisome of the same Sunday morning talking heads. I must admit I haven’t watch in quite some time so I was surprise to discover: “Like It Is” wasn’t listed on the television guide. I then went to the internet and input “What happen to Gil Noble? To my dismay, it stated Gil had a stroke on 8/4/11. I immediately felt like I was punched in the gut (not that I know what that feels like) but nevertheless it hurts.

I use to envision myself having a talk show, there would be no background distractions, softly lighten, like my living room. My guest and I having a unscripted conversation. Then I came to the realization that is exacty what “Like It Is” is; A talk show without distractions with the appearance of unscripted conversations between friends.

I hope you are doing well now and will be providing us with a Sunday history lesson soon.

Thank you for all the previous lessons and I’m wishing for a few more (yeah I’m greedy)

Best regards,

Deb from  (Harlem, Bronx, and Brooklyn)

Mr. Noble, I miss you! You have taught the Afro American experience by just watching your show. The places, people and life issues you have covered. Wow! I was able to tell others about these diverse subjects. Thank you, Thank you and Thank You again for "Like It Is". May the God of all, bless you and your family. Hope to see you soon (on TV).
Health and Happiness

The Archer Family

We wish you a full and speedy recovery.My father;George Archer(Archie) grew up with you in Harlem.He always tells us the story of your mother yelling out the window for you to stop playing basketball with the hoodlums!!!I grew up watching your show every week and still do not miss an episode.Your daughter Lisa was wonderful on the tribute show and seems so much like you in manner and spirit.You and my dad are examples of truly proud black men,who placed the children and families first.Please stay strong and get well,you are truly missed.I am trying to share our rich history with our youth,but at times don't have the patience you do,but I wont give up.

Jim Lindner

Hi Gil,
I am wishing you all my best - as one archival fan to another - get well SOON!

Janice C. Mensah

I find it very difficult to find the adequate words to express the sadness that I feel upon reading of your hospitalization. Your legacy has already immortalized you on so many levels of humanity. I will be looking forward to your return to Like It Is. Thank you for being here for all of us.
When a star starts anew it generates the unimiginable and can only occur because of its rendering of self and its essence to the universe. This is how I see your life; you are an inspiration to mankind.
Peace be With You

E. L.  Johnson

Dear Mr. Noble:

My best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Thank you for being our eyes and ears all these years and keeping us informed in a world that has wanted us to remain ignorant.

Sabir Manteen

Thanks Brother Noble for all the history, knowledge and edification. Your dedication, commitment and uncompromising journalism will truly be missed. Thanks for all the lectures and seminars you hosted for us at Hofstra University - your home away from home. Your programing has raised me and other generations with a level of cultural consciousness and self awareness that will be passed down to our children. I'll never forget seeing the LI Is episodes on Malcolm X, Martin King and Adam Clayton Powell. They truly changed my life forever! At that point, I became a student of history. I wish you well and a swift recovery.
May Almighty God continue to bless you.
Hotep

Sabir Manteen

Emil Schattner

to the Gil Noble Family 10/18/11
I caught part of last Sunday's broadcast & was sorry to hear about Gil Noble being ill. A number of years ago I tried to listen every Sunday, in the past few years occasionally. Living in Montclair I would occasionally bump into him @ the hardware store,etc. When I was a regular blood donor @ the Mtclr Red Cross I had more occasions to meet up with Mrs. Noble She would check me in every three months. A number of years ago I introduced myself to Gil Noble when he was covering the funeral of Ella Baker @ the Abyssian Baptist Church.
Before moving to Montclair in the early 70's, my Wife & I met Ella Baker when we all attended monthly meetings of the Manhattan Branch (Harlem) of the NAACP. We then lived in Morningside Gardens along with Thurgood Marshall & Bob Carter & many others in this great intergrated community. Ella Baker made certain that we knew that she lived in the CENTER of Harlem. It was only later that I realized the importance of Ella's work in the Civil Rights struggle. I relayed that experience to Gil Noble. I am writing to express well wishes to Gil Noble & his Family & to the continuance of "Like It Is"

Victoria Bell

Dear Mr. Noble,
Thank you for the TREMENDOUS education you have given our community and the world. Your committment to explore and focus on the heartbeat of the African American Community is unparalleled!!

I look forward to your work being shown and discussed in every school in our nation!

You are the epitomy of a Great Amercan!!!

My prayers are with you for your recovery!
Thank you Mr. Noble!!

Noel Alexandra Canfield

Dear Mr. Noble, I watched your show today with a sense of both jubilance and loss. The issues you brought to light, the lives you illuminated and your very presence have all enriched my life, that of a 61-year-old Caucasian female who grew up during the civil rights movement and always hoped to be part of the solution. I will miss seeing you, hearing your distinctive voice and will wonder about all you might have brought forth to us in the future. I thank you for all the years of wisdom and determination to bring the issues to us. I wish you comfort and well-being in your recovery.

Barbara Felton

Dear Mr. Noble: I am praying for your speedy and full recovery. You have done so much for the African American in particular and the world in general with regard to education and enlightenment as it pertains to people of color. We need you back. I remember a few years back, they were saying the ratings for Like It Is were down and they were contemplating taking it off the air. Folks rallied to reverse that decision and Like It Is continued for several additional years (Praise God). Now with your failing health, it appears we may be losing Like It Is for good. If there is anything you can do to ensure that this does not happen and whether or not you are well enough to continue as its host, there has to be someone to carry the ball in your absence. Mr. Noble, I can count on one hand the shows I watch on t.v. Our community needs for this legacy to continue and while you shoes will be extremely hard to fill, every effort must be made to try. Get well soon and thank you for all you taught and inspired. May God continue to bless you.

Joni

Gil:

Thank you for the successful and edifying programming you have provided to me and my family for over 35 years. The lessons learned, the global news, history and information provided throughout has been a source of enlightenment, pride and direction.

On a personal note; you delivered a very encouraging message to the students at CUNY - Hunter College in 1981; that has helped to foster my determination that education is a major component of our enlightenment, achievement and ability to persevere through all the challenges to opportunities we as people "burnt of skin" have had to face and endure. This has led to my greater outlook and a willingness to step out of "comfort zones" and venture into the unknown while keeping my eyes on the prize. It has brought major achievements in my chosen field and passion academically, professionally, socially and personally.

Thank you is small in comparison to the lives you have touched with your vision, commitment and devotion to bringing our history, stories, current events and goals and aspirations to our consciousness.

God bless you and your familiy, continued improvement on your health and please keep on telling it "like it is!"

-Joan C.

l williams

may the LOrd bless and heal you soon borther Gill

T. Lambert Tamin

Dear Mr. Noble and Family:
My family wishes you the best in these times. Take Heart. The World is with You. Personally, my American experience would not have been the same without "Like It Is" which I have been watching for thirty one years. I have consulted with Our African Ancestors and am assured They are taking care of You. You have done so much and the fight continues. You are a Great Man. Godspeed.

rich t.

before email,twitter,facebook,and my space there was Gil Noble and Like It Is, keeping faith with the ancestors by acting as a beacon of light for future generations.Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Ingrid Prescott

Dear Mr. Noble & Family

I pray that God touch your spirit and heal you from this unfortunate circumstance. You have truly followed your life calling and God is truly grateful that you were obedient. You have picked up our torch, and lead by example and fought an excellent fight. Thank you Sir and much love to you.

Lisa Payton

God bless you, Mr. Noble. I am so thankful to you for bringing our life -- dreams, triumphs, sorrows and losses to the masses. We have such a rich history and we couldn't trust anyone better to archive it in the way that you have. I will love you always and remember you always. You have mattered... there's nothing better.

lisa payton

MWellsStott

To Mr Noble and your family from my family and friends: Our most heartfelt wishes for your recovery. Your program has been the focus of our Sunday TV viewing. May what you have begun never end but also continue to expand so that more of our American population be informed and inspired by your works. Thank you for the light you have let shine. May Like It Is become central to American History Education K - 12 and colleges. But we more than ever need you and your kind spirit. Thank you.

margaret nemeth

Like it is has been part of my life every Sunday since 1979 and I hope it will be for another 32yrs

margaret nemeth

I have been watching Gil since 1979 every sunday at noon. when my childrens friends stayed over I think they were shocked I watch like it is I love Gil and wish him a fast and healthy recovery

richard byrd

Dear Mr. Noble,

My sincere wishes that you have a successful and swift recovery. I thank you for all you contributed over the years.

Richard Byrd

Maribeth Whitehouse

Dear Gil,
I've been a fan of yours and of "Like It Is" for many years now. You brought ideas and people to television who are often overlooked by mainstream media. I feel that you helped to educate me about issues of concern to all people but especially to people of color.

I was sorry to hear about your health problems but know that you will face this crisis as you have faced so many other issues with dignity, strength and grace.

Many many thanks.
Maribeth Whitehouse

larry

get well

Andrea M. Cuebas

Mr. Noble,
I have known of you since I was in grade school, now I am going on 46 next Sunday, I even met you one summer day while waiting for my father to pick me up from Teachers College back in 1974, there you were in your plaid blazer walking down 120th street, and I said excuse me are you Gil Noble and you said yes little sister, put your hand out to shake mine...thank God Daddy was late that day. Get well soon.

Nanton James

Respect and a speedy recovery to my friend from yard (Jamaica).Gil was the coolest TV personality.

Nanton James

Sunday's with Gil is a staple in my household.My thoughts and prayers go out to Gil for a speedy recovery, and my best wished to his family.

Dawn

Dear Gil,

Thank You for year dedication and hard work. You have been a blessing over the years.

Monica Nisbett

Dear Mr. Noble,

I wish you a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you. THANKS for all of your "GREAT" work that you have done for us and will contine to do through all of your archives of media. You made sure that we were as informed as we could be, through your work. It is now time to make sure that you listen to your doctors and GET WELL. GOD SPEED.

Susan Brewster

Jill

Not a Sunday would go by that my mother didn't have "Like It Is" on. She past on over 10 years ago. And at 50 years old I could still say that not a Sunday goes by with out "Like It Is" ...I watched the tribute show with Lori Stokes and your daughter was being interviewed..Class Act just like her Father--Get Well Gil

doliveira for Media

our prayers and best wishes to you and your loved ones. looking forward to seeing on Sundays again.

Dr. A Smith

Dear Mr. Noble,
Words cannot adequately express the impact that "Like It Is" has made on my life. I have been watching your show since childhood in the 1970's, and your elegance and intelligence as host of your own show played and important role in shaping my self image. I am now a practicing physician, and frequently think back on the life lessons depicted through the years on your show. Thank You, and All the Best for a speedy recovery.

Laura A Green

Dear Mr. Noble,

I remember a kind man who opened his door, to allow one of the kids of an ABC employee the opportunity to sit with him to fullfill an assignment. I appreciated the open door of kindness. My prayers are with you and your family with the hopes of full recovery.

Barbara Linton and family

I and my family wish you full recovery. Our prayers are with you and your family. It has been my pleasure to know you and to work along side you during my days with Like It Is. Your passion for documenting and informing Americans about the history of the African American community is something that I hope many will realize your work helped to open minds in all communities and will teach our children in time to come. I extend my hand, my hope and heart to you and your wife and children. You are a great man who has given great hope.

Kenneth Campbell

We Love You Brotha Noble!

Kenneth Campbell

I pray that Brotha Noble is resting comfortably. I miss him already. Gil Noble is an intricate part of my familys' developement. He is a fixture in my Sunday morning church schedule. I don't even want to think about what it might be like without Mr Noble around giving his brilliant focus and dedication. Rest now Mr. Noble...you have worked so hard for so long and your many lessons have been learned! Thank you Forever.

Tiwanna Ellerbe

Dear ABC-TV NYC:

Now that "Like It Is" is no longer on the air, did the family of Gil Noble leave any forwarding contact information for fans of Mr. Noble and the show, in case ABC is not going to forward any mail that people may send to be forwarded to Mr. Noble or his family, in care of your station?

I am VERY interested in his archives, as was mentioned by his daughter, Lisa, on the last show of October 16, 2011. I LOVE history, and have been a long-time fan of Mr. Noble and "Like It Is" and I work at a county college in NJ. I am sure our history department, and especially the faculty that teach African American history, would be interested in contacting Gil or Lisa Noble to see about having some of his archives presented at the college during Black History Month or any other such event. Any help you can offer to contact the Noble family would be GREATLY appreciated. Sincerely, Tiwanna Ellerbe

Anne  Harte Su

Dear Mr. Noble:

I remember when Jackie McClean asked you to come and speak to his jazz students at Hartt College of Music
(of the University of Hartford), you focused on your
films and presented your case. Afterwards, you weren't able to leave because we had so many questions. Thank you for that, and for the great body of historical work that you preserved for all Americans and the world. "Uncle" Errol Leach would be proud.

(Dear Webmaster: Please ask WABC-TV to rebroadcast the tribute again for the tri-state households without computers. Thank you.)

Dr. A. Smith

Dear Mr. Noble,
Words cannot adequately express the impact that "Like It Is" has made on my life. I have been watching your show since childhood in the 1970's. Your elegance and intellegence as host of your own show played an important role in shaping my self image. I am now a practicing physician, and frequently think back on the life lessons depicted through the years on your show. Thank You, and All the Best for a speedy recovery.

Nadine H

Dear Mr. Noble, I had the privilege of meeting you on two occassions, once at Adlai Stevenson HS, Bronx, NY, and once at Smith College, Northampton, MA. I will always be grateful that you took the time to impart some of your pearls of wisdom and lessons from your years of experience to us.

I have regularly watched "Like It Is" for many years.You have applied yourself to this work with a profound excellence and created a treasure of an archive, gifted not only to African Americans, but to the world.

Truly Mr. Noble, your labor has not been in vain. You are like the man who scatters his bread upon many waters and after many days will find it. You have set the standard of the bar very high indeed. And whatever a person's calling or career pursuit maybe, you have laid the foundation firm, sure and secure.

Thank you a million times over.

Sincerly, Nadine Hamilton

Nadine H

Dear Mr. Noble, I had the privilege of meeting you on two occassions, once at Adlai Stevenson HS, Bronx, NY, and once at Smith College, Northampton, MA. I will always be grateful that you took the time to impart some of your pearls of wisdom and lessons from your years of experience to us.

I have regularly watched "Like It Is" for many years.You have applied yourself to this work with a profound excellence and created a treasure of an archive, gifted not only to African Americans, but to the world.

Truly Mr. Noble, your labor has not been in vain. You are like the man who scatters his bread upon many waters and after many days will find it. You have set the standard of the bar very high indeed. And whatever a person's calling or career pursuit maybe, you have laid the foundation firm, sure and secure.

Thank you a million times over.

Sincerly, Nadine Hamilton

gigi

Bismillah

As-salam-alai-kum

Mr. Noble

I only learned today of your illness. I missed seeing you and asked my best friend if she knew what happened to "Like It Is" & she was the one that informed me that you had taken ill. I will remember you in my prayers and pray that you recover as Allah deems you to. You are a such positive image to the African American Community and enlighten us on important Afro=American histor as well as current issues that we she be aware of, we need you to continue your fight/our struggle. May Allah give you strength and endurance to recover and stay positive as we out here are with you in your struggle. Keep your head up and stay strong as you have been!

Ma-salam

gigi

Mona

Dear Mr. Noble please get well very soon. I love Like It Is! Have Patience and do what your doctors say. Know that many have you in their thoughts.

Terry Walden

Dear Mr. Noble,

I wish you a swift recovery! You have blessed some many for so long and I am grateful to be among the many. Your undeniable spirit of trailblazing communication and information to and for the Black community is unprecedented. You've instilled in me the necessity of teaching my biological children and children of the community the importance of the identity of who we are. Thank you & get well soon. You are always in my prayers!

Ron Richards

My family and I wish you a speedy recovery. We look foward to that special hour on Sundays for your program. We will certainly miss the information of our rich history that you presents to us. May God continues to bless you,and we trust in the Lord for your return. Yes we miss you.

Yankee Gindoff

I am a Jew from Brooklyn who has been watching your show for the past 25 years or so and Sunday afternoons are just not the same without you. You need to come back, without you the African American community will no longer have an authentic voice on television. There is NO ONE else on television who truly reports on the African American plight Like It Is. If I were to believe in God I would definitely pray for you.

Pamela and Willie

Mr. Noble - We just heard the sad news that Like It Is and you will no longer be a part of our weekly viewing of taped shows. We watched you faithfully for many years. All good things must come to an end but somehow we imagined that you would continue to join us in our family room for many more years. We will miss you. Thank you for your years of service to a very worthy cause. Your legacy will remain forever in our hearts and minds. Enjoy your retirement! God Bless you and your family.....

Pamela and Willie

Mr. Noble - We just heard the sad news that Like It Is and you will no longer be a part of our weekly viewing of taped shows. We watched you faithfully for many years. All good things must come to an end but somehow we imagined that you would continue to join us in our family room for many more years. We will miss you. Thank you for your years of service to a very worthy cause. Your legacy will remain forever in our hearts and minds. Enjoy your retirement! God Bless you and your family.....

Mary Woods

Please excuse my grammatical errors above.

Mary Woods

Gil Noble, my heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery goes out to you. Thank you for all the knowledge you have imparted to the viewers of Like It Is thorough out the years. We have all greatly benefited from your wisdom. I have watched your show with pride for over 25 years. With prayers and loving support of your family and extended family, I hope you recovery is full and immediate because need for your stories (which are ours) to be told. Looking forward to seeing you on ABC real soon. Please, now is the time for you to taken care of--allow it sir. Much appreciation for all you have given.

Hazel R. Feldman

10.16.11
Dear Mr. Noble,

My wishes and prayers are for your full and complete recovery. I have been your listener, admirer, and fan for so many years. Your intelligence and dignity are always apparent. Your listening skills and empathy are beyond compare. I look forward to hearing you and learning from you.

Elaine

Dear Gil, we have watched your program for many years. My favorite program was the annual February black history segments with Dr. Ben, Dr Clarke and Ivan Sertima (They Came Before Columbus had a great influence on me). I loved the freewheeling discussions between these knowledgeable gentleman. You have given so much to so many people over the years. God bless you and keep you in his care.

Denise Whittingham

Mr. Noble, I have been watching your program Like It Is since it's inception. I pray that God takes you in His loving arms and heals you. You have always been a strength for the Black community and I pray that your inspiration continues. God bless you sir.

janecadams

Dear Mr Noble, Best wishes and prayers for your better health! Never started a paragraph like this before: I am a white woman. First learned about racism as a young child on trip from NY to FL. My white antiracist parents tried to explain why they wouldn't stop for bathroom or food break at a place that said >. Understood better by late 60's early 70's, but wanted to undestand in detail at time when so many Blacks were justifiably angry. Much shouting & slogans. Your show gave one an oppotunity to really listen, understand experiences, history, to feel the problems and the wins and the joys, to think about how each one of us could contribute to a better world. Thank you!

donovan edwards

I am so sorry that i am just finding out about your ordeal. I tune in on sundays(sometimes late) to watch the program, and today, oct. 16,2011 is the first time i am finding out about you illness. I have prayed to my black gods and have told them to restore your health, make you stronger, and return you to your public so you can accomplish what it is that you wish, to see racism totally destroyed. I cried.


Michael Guttilla

Dr. Noble,
You have educated me, inspired me and made me a better person. I am eternally grateful for your contribution to American History for the past 40 some years and for all future generations. I hope you have some small sense of the love, admiration and gratitude that we feel for you and that it will play a part in your full recovery.

Sharon Capel Dessisso

Gil, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to thank you for having a profound impact on my life as I became of age. I look forward to your continued contribution and for abc to honor your legacy each Sunday.

Michele Robinson

Just wanted to wish you all the best on a speedy recovery, God bless and hurry back!

Shashe

For as long as I can remember I have been watching your show with my mom! Every Sunday, I would get a call from my mom saying, "Turn on channel 7!" I always knew what that meant! I would quickly hang up and settle in!! I will love you and pray God heals you through and through. I don't want you to leave us please stay a little while longer. You're like family to us, especially here in Harlem! Love you Eternally!

Joe Gioco

Best wishes Gil for a speedy recovery. You are sorely missed.

Joe Gioco

Best wishes Gil for a speedy recovery. You are sorely missed.

Joe Gioco

Best wishes Gil for a speedy recovery. You are sorely missed.

Joe Gioco

Best wishes Gil for a speedy recovery. You are sorely missed.

Joe Gioco

Best wishes Gil for a speedy recovery. You are sorely missed.

Cynthia Piercy

I wish you a full recovery and want you to know I am grateful and appreciative of the years your program was not marred with half truths but the real measure of realism and integrity. Thank you and whatever you decide to do in your retirement will be just as passionate.

Tonia Cuebas-Grant

Mr.Noble,
I want to thank my parents for introducing you and Like It Is into my sister and my life when we were in elementary school. I appreciate what this education has done for my self-esteem and knowledge.

THANK YOU for facilitating my education!!

Alvin

Gil Noble Get well soon Gil You going back to like it is and do some more interviews OK,OK so enjoy your rest Gil your welcome.

A.D. Davis

I regret that I am only now aware of your health issues, though I was certainly curious about your abscence on Sunday morning; however, all prayers and sincere wishes for a full and speedy recovery Gil. We are all here for you now, as you have always been there for us. Like It Is is the only source of its kind, and you are one of a kind and we need you. So please get well soon so that you may get back to the business of keeping us enlightened and inspired.

Peace and Love,
A.D.

A.D. Davis

All prayers and sincere wishes for a full and speedy recovery Gil. We are all here for you now as you have always been there for us. Like It Is is the only source of its kind, and you are one of a kind and we need you, so get well so that you can get back to the business of ensuring that we are informed and inspired.

Peace and Love

Eugene

Dear Mr. Gil Noble:

First and foremost let me take this opportunity to wish you a full and speedy recovery.

I also want to use this opportunity to thank you for your decades of dedicated service to the Black Community especially with your brilliant, powerful and informative program, Like It Is.

Of all of the episodes that ever aired the one that really made a lasting impression on me was the one you did back in the late 1970's with those gentleman addicted to heroin just trying to find a spot on their bodies to shoot up. Powerful, informative, and impactful indeed.

Thank you once again Mr. Noble for your decades of dedicated sevice.

God bless you.

Regards,
Eugene

Eugene

Dear Mr Gil Noble:

First and foremost let me take this opportunity to wish you a full and speedy recovery.

I also want to use this opportunity to thank you for your decades of dedicated service to the Black Community especially with your brilliant, powerful and informative program, Like It Is.

Of all of the episodes that ever aired the one that really made a lasting impression on me was the one you did back in the late 1970's with those gentleman addicted to heroin just trying to find a spot on their bodies to shoot up. Powerful, informative, and impactful indeed.

Thank you once again Mr. Noble for your decades of dedicated sevice.

God bless you.

Regards,
Eugene

Eugene

Dear Mr Gil Noble:

First and foremost let me take this opportunity to wish you a full and speedy recovery.

I also want to use this opportunity to thank you for your decades of dedicated service to the Black Community especially with your brilliant, powerful and informative program, Like It Is.

Of all of the episodes that ever aired the one that really made a lasting impression on me was the one you did back in the late 1970's with those gentleman addicted to heroin just trying to find a spot on their bodies to shoot up. Powerful, informative, and impactful indeed.

Thank you once again Mr. Noble for your decades of dedicated sevice.

God bless you.

Regards,
Eugene

Denver Smith

Gil Noble,

We love and miss you. Wishing you a healthy recovery. Take your time, no rush at all. You deserve some time off. Thank you for keeping us informed, educated and entertained. Like It Is has become a resource center of information for our community for what seems like FOREVER. JET magazine and LIKE IT IS go hand in hand.

Gregory Brown

Mr. Noble hope you have recovered from stroke. I have never met you but I was told we are related by blood and I must say it makes me proud to know I have someone like you as family. Best wishes, live to see century.

XavierSteven

Gil,

I wish you a speedy recovery back to good health and strength. You have done a tremendous job in helping to enlighten humanity. You are deserving of commendation and a true gift to the world.

Brandon Pearce

Gil, Wishing full recovery. As the son of a goundbreaking broadcaster (Lester Pearce, West Indian World in the 70's) We have to keep this forum open. We must have the exact same discussions and the same kind of guests on a national level. This platform cannot be changed to a new show. The same type of show that can air the same guests is what we must see continued well into the future. Please let all of us send a united message.

Brandon Pearce

As the son of a goundbreaking broadcaster (Lester Pearce, West Indian World in the 70's) We have to keep this forum open. We must have the exact same discussions and the same kind of guests on a national level. This platform cannot be changed to a new show. The same type of show that can air the same guests is what we must see continued well into the future. Please let all of us send a united message.

Rabbi David Matthew Dore'

Get well soon Mr. Nobel. I have been a loyal student of your weekly "class" for many years; learning about great figures and leaders and issues in black community and Africa and the Caribbean. Enjoyed the history lesson with Dr. Ben and the black Hebrew community. Best wishes for a speedy and strong recovery.
Rabbi Dore' and the Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of the Living G-d Pillar and Ground of Truth, Inc.

Will

Mr. Noble

Just wanted to wish you all the best on a speedy recovery, God bless and hurry back!

darryl lawton

Mr. Noble, I wish you and you all the best. You are an icon and inspiration to the black community. I began watching Like It Is several years ago and I have been enlightened beyond anything that exists in the media by your journalism toward the numerous issues that exist in black community. In addition to your wonderful show, you present yourself in a truly dignified and compassionate manner. I will truly miss your show each Sunday morning and I hope somehow your inspiration anD ability to reach the community will be passed on to a new media outlet. Thank you for opening my eyes to so much wonderful history and cultural awareness. All the best and may God continue to bless you.

Darryl Lawton, Queens, NY

Sharon Stergis

Dear Mr. Nobel,
Through tears I write this message. They are tears of love and respect and gratitude.
I can on and on and on about how much you mean to me and the African-American community. Others here will do that for me.
My only criticism as it is apparently occurring right now, is that you Soldiers and Sentinels would not/could not pass the torch, relinguish guard. Someone should have been on the show with you, in your guidance, so that when you decided to rest, the transition would be honorable and with your blessings. What is happening now, with the show in limbo and yet another 'demand' and fight for Black people, to keep your show going is absolutely tragic. We need your show. And we need the peace of knowing that you are resting and basking in the glow of being an Great Elder Warrior.
I love you Mr. Gil Noble. God bless you.

RDS Baker

Dear Brother Gil,

May God restore you and sustain your family during this challenging time.
We all love you and thank you for the body of work you have produced on the African/American African and the diaspora experience.
I will continue to pray for you and your family as you all go through this life experience.

Peace and blessings to you always

Philip Bennett

Mr. Noble, now that you are a person with a disability and may soon be receiving medicaid, now is the time to fight for your right to return home and receive personal assistant service which you control. It's called the consumer-directed program and gives you the right to hire assistants you know & trust, direct them as to meet your needs and replace them if they don't.
Please contact me at [email protected] for more information.
You are a most precious human being & I'll be damned if you are stuck in a nursing home or at the mercy of poorly trained & uncaring home health aides.

Donald Butler

Dear Gil,

All of my prayers and best wishes are with you. You have been a great inspiration to me for a very long time. I pray that you return and continue your great work. God bless.

Donald E. Butler

Tess

I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOUR WORK, YOUR GENEROUS SHARING OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND VERY SPECIAL GIFTS.
You are a very, very special person. I love all the fabulous productions you have presented to inform and enrich the original people of the Earth and their descendants of who they really are and the contributions they have made to today's culture as well as to mankind. I LOVE YOU. May you have a successful recovery and may wonderful moments lie ahead in your life. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

Deloris

God bless you, Gil Noble. Hurry and get well. We miss you.

Wendy

Dear Gil:
I've watched your show for so many years. I am very impressed with all the topics you have every week. I am truly going to miss seeing you and enjoying the topics. I am 59 yrs old, so you know I know about you for a long time. My mother and father watched you too. They both are deceased. I wish that I could've met you in person. You are a sweet person; and please, please, take care of your health. What am I going to watch on Sunday at 1:00pm? Get well and come back soon. I love you and miss you so very much.

Rosa

Mr. Noble No one can fill your shoes. Thanking you for many wonderful and informative programs, You must keep them coming. get Well soon. Rosa

Herb Ellis, Jr.

Hey there Gil, just a friend from way back in junior high days,etc. Just heard that you were taking a break from the best show on TV and wanted to wish you a speedy recovery from the bottom of my heart. I know every one is pulling for you and hoping to see you as soon as you get better.
So know that we love you and wish that you feel better.

Herb Ellis, Jr.

The Hinnant Family

We surround the family with infinite love & gratitude.

The Hinnant Family was humbled and blessed to grow up in Montclair and enjoy The Noble Family. We lived around the corner from this amazing family and always felt at home with them.

Our family surrounds your loving family with love and kindness.

Lovingly, The Hinnant Family

Milton Lee Norris

May the grace of God be with you and restore you to good health and enable you to continue enlightening all of us. Smile and get well.
Namaste and blessings, Milton

Cira Hartley

Hi, Gil; Wishing you a speedy recovery and fast return
to your show. Your friends at Jamaica Hospital

Betty Clarke

Dear Mr. Noble, best wishes to you and a speedy recovery. I pray that God will bless you and that you will return to good health.

We thank you for all of your wonderful contributions in the world of Journalism and bringing to the forefront the contributions of the Black communities.

Blessings always to you and your family.

Betty Clarke

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