Iconic Television Host Passes Away from Cancer at Age 64

November 14, 2017Nov 14, 2017

The world has lost an amazing entrepreneur, television host, and amazing person. Nancy Zieman has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Nancy was 64 at the time of her death. She is most well known for being the host of the longest-running sewing program on television.



Her show, “Sewing With Nancy,” is widely watched around the country. Her fans stretch from coast to coast and many were deeply saddened to learn of her passing.

"Sewing With Nancy" currently airs on 233 public TV stations in 137 markets across 41 states, including WPT affiliates and WMVT-TV (Channel 36) in Milwaukee, according to reports.


Nancy was an entrepreneur, a talented television host, a dear friend to so many people at Wisconsin Public Television and a true Wisconsin treasure," Jon Miskowski, Wisconsin Public Television's director of television, said in a statement.

Nancy was diagnosed with cancer over two years ago with a form of bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. Even with her diagnosis, she continued to pursue her passion and host the amazing sewing program.

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