Archive for Thursday, September 13, 2007

Roberts to speak at Baker’s convocation

September 13, 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 on Tuesday.

Roberts will speak at 11 a.m. at Rice Auditorium as part of the university's 150th celebration and the Loreine Collins Dietrich Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

From 1996 to 2002, Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News' "This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts" 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 her 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," an account of their more than 35-year marriage and other marriages in American history. 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 Loreine Collins Dietrich Distinguished Lecture Series has hosted President Gerald Ford, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, United Nations Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick and newspaper columnists William F. Buckley Jr. and George Will.

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