Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Roberts to speak at university’s convocation

August 16, 2007

Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the keynote address at Baker University's Convocation next month.

Roberts will speak at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Rice Auditorium as part of the university's 150th celebration and the Loreine Collins Dietrich Distinguished Lecture Series.

Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News' Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996 to 2002, while also serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News. She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts.

During more than 30 years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards and honors, including two Emmy Awards, induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and a citation from the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She and her husband, Steven V. Roberts, write a weekly newspaper column, are contributing editors to USA Magazine and wrote the New York Times bestseller "From This Day Forward." She is also the author of the bestseller "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters" and more recently, "Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation."

The Lecture Series has hosted President Gerald Ford, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, United Nations Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick ands newspaper columnists William F. Buckley Jr. and George Will.

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