07/12/2013 09:39 am ET Updated Sep 11, 2013

Robin Roberts Gets Emotional Talking ESPN's 'Nine For IX' (VIDEO)

Robin Roberts got emotional while discussing her new project on "Katie."

The "Good Morning America" co-host is the executive producer of ESPN's "Nine For IX" documentary series, which she said "consists of nine films by women, about women, to highlight Title IX." She stopped by Katie Couric's daytime show to talk about the project and what it meant to her.

When asked about her own experience, Roberts looked at pictures of herself playing basketball at Southeastern Louisiana University, and grew emotional. "I am a proud product of Title IX," she said. "I was able to get a college education because of Title IX. I graduated with honors. I found a way, as men have done for generations, to use those wonderful intangibles about teamwork."

Roberts was the school's third all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Prior to her career at ABC News, she was also ESPN's first African American female anchor. Roberts returned to the co-anchor chair earlier this year after going on medical leave to treat MDS. She received a bone marrow transplant from her sister Sally, and has been back on "GMA" since February.



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