Both Couric and Gibson concluded their interviews by asking about the “emotional” moment during Tuesday’s press briefing when Snow talked about his bout with colon cancer. Snow shared with Gibson his approach to battling cancer: “Be aggressive, be positive, tackle it, and rely on the kindness of friends” — which, come to think of it, isn’t a bad approach to battling the White House press corps.

Especially that “kindness of friends” part.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.