You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Remembering Actor Larry Hagman: Fox News' Catherine Herridge Shares Her Personal Story

Larry Hagman was known for playing the villain, J.R. Ewing, in the TV series ‘Dallas.’ In real life, Hagman was a hero for championing organ donation and helping patients overcome their fears. The actor passed away on Friday at the age of 81. Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge shared her personal story involving Hagman.

Hagman would help people by showing them his own scar, or as he put it, “wounds of honor.” Herridge recalled meeting the actor in 2008 with her son, Peter, who had received a liver transplant in 2006. It was Herridge who donated

part of her liver to her son who was only a few months old at the time.

One of Hagman’s greatest legacies, says Herridge, is removing the stigma that the scar can bring. She laughed, remembering how Hagman asked to see both of their scars. “This sort of broke the ice. And he said to me, ‘just make me a promise that when Peter is older, he’s never going to be ashamed or embarrassed by the scar.’”

Hear the touching story below:

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!